Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Anything but THAT!

In order to avoid the English paper I am supposed to be working on, I have vacuumed all the crevices of the trailer, sorted through all the clothes for the season, played outside with the kids, started my new blog (that I have had since July. I JUST HAD to start it now.), and done two loads of laundry. And now I'm blogging. Anything but work on my last paper. I should just do it. The problem is, I have a hard time starting. Once I start I usually do okay in terms of finishing. I need to remind myself that I took this class "for fun" so I can accumulate units so I can "maybe" teach English one day, IF the need arises. And it is my last paper. I wish I had kept track of my grades so far for the class, just so knew how much effort to put into it. (How lazy is that?) The title of my paper will be "The heart of the dark wilderness; a journey of faith" I think. The literature piece it is analyzing is Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown". I will be analyzing the symbolic imagery and choice of names in this allegory as they relate to the loss of faith in human kind through a Puritan heritage. Somehow. The worst part of this is that I got to choose the story, and choose my thesis. I think I made it too hard for myself- I should have just picked the same ones everyone else did and do a social topic about feminism or domestic violence. But NO! No, that would have made sense. Now, what else is on my list of things to do to avoid doing what I need to do?


  1. I always waited until the last minute to write papers. My excuse was that the pressure of time helped me to do a better job.....stuff would just suddenly flow from my head to the paper. But pretty much any type of work I wait until the last minute to complete. I should be cleaning right now but Julia is sleeping, Cliff is at work and the couch and TV are all mine! :) Good luck with your paper.

  2. LOL too funny! I'm doing the same exact thing right this second! Only, I've started mine... it's open in the window behind this :) I also have math and Health... I have a research paper due in Health on Wednesday that I haven't started. He's really laid back, though, and allows to use Wikipedia etc as a source haha.