Today I am a little reflective of this past month. Sure, I didn't completely succeed in terms of Blogging Month. In fact, I think it's safe to say that I failed this year. Normally, not doing something to its fullest would bother me (I'm a real perfectionist) but not this time. This past month I have worked extra hard with University work. I think I put in more work for my Psychology report than anyone else in my group and I spent a great deal of time on my English essay. That was two to three weeks of solid work on my part which included staying on campus from 9am to about 4pm everyday. I don't even have classes on Wednesdays.
I think this month I proved that I can excel in University if I put in the work. But I've also done a lot of stuff outside of campus. I've been to a few movies (see "My Week with Marilyn" and "50/50". I didn't like 50/50 as much, but there's no denying that it was a simple, straightforward story told pretty well) and I have been keeping up with roleplying. Unfortunately I'm down to one game a week as one of my games fell through due to lack of interest. It happens, but that leaves me with a free Sunday. I'm considering running my own game (a scary prospect, but I love writing stories and acting so why shouldn't I give it a go?) to fill in the time slot and make walking the 20 minutes to campus for committee meetings worth it.
What does all of this tell you, my readers? That I've never been one of those people who can just sit at home and do nothing. This past week I decided to take a break because of the stress I went through in getting my report and essay finished. For the first two days I really liked just going to class and coming home. After that, when I realised I couldn't start working on my next report because we hadn't collected the data yet and couldn't start in on my next essay because I like to hear the lectures before writing the essay (turns out I could have done it because I think I'm going to be writing on "The Tempest" and those lectures aren't until the last week of term). So, I tried doing a little work here and there on preparing for exams in January, but I really couldn't make any of that stick since January seems so far away even though I know my first exam is in a month and a half.
With this realisation that I need something to A) take the stress off when I'm going crazy doing school work and B) to fill my time when there really is no school work I think I'm totally ready for a puppy sit. I would say ready to puppy raise, but I don't know yet. Definitely want to puppy sit first before taking that leap. The only problem is, I've been a sitter for the past month and a half and I haven't been able to do any sitting yet. I know I decided not to puppy sit that one puppy for the whole month of December so that I could go home for a few days, but I think that's justified. I'm really hoping that Graham can find a puppy for me after I get home just so I can have the experience. I think I've pretty much decided that a puppy of my own is in my future during either spring or the beginning of summer break. I knew I couldn't stay away from it for so long. Still, the fact remains that it would be best for me if I could puppy sit first. I've heard of a few stories of puppy sitters who got so tired of waiting for a puppy that they just got a puppy of their own...hand up if you think I'll be one of those puppy sitters! Haha!
Seriously though, I wish I could have had some more interesting things to post about this month. No puppy does make it a little hard. Hopefully next year, when I have a puppy of my own, November will mean that A Study in Sight will be a much more interesting blog.
For now, with it being the last day of November, I would like to finish up with giving you all the link to my puppy group's facebook fan page. We're trying hard to get to 200 fans by January 1, 2012 so if you haven't liked it yet, then now would be a good time! We are just 31 fans short. It's a great place to get updates on the group and see tons of pictures that haven't made it to the blog before. It's also moderator by yours truly. *Grin*
Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season! I'll post pictures of the two new Golden Girls when they arrive and of course pictures of what Hilly looks like when I walk through the door in just 18 days!