In the dorm

In the dorm
There are thin barriers
You hear every sound

You hear the girl in room D
having loud sex
With her boyfriend

You hear the girls in room A
Listening to music
Singing in the shower

You hear the girl in room B
Who told you she was in crisis
Crying with loneliness

You hear the ghost
Of the girl who died
When her car tipped on its side

Meanwhile, in room C,
You are waiting for sleep
But reality is too loud

Hello Again!

Yet again dear readers I have returned,

I am unsure for how long this time around. I think when I posted last I told you that I was going back to school. It seems like on break is the only free time I really get but even that is somewhat untrue. You see I have unfortunately prioritized this last which is a real loss because I truly enjoy blogging. It helps me reflect.

I have been focusing on my Etsy more than this lately since I’m still hoping to get my first sale. I recently got from a forum post I created some great answers to my questions on how to tag items effectively to increase SEO.

My Shop Banner. You like?

My Shop Banner. You like?

I also am planning on learning how to cook and possibly videotaping my attempts. I could try to reach out to the college student community on a real life level as another college student struggling to make good-tasting, cheap, and quick meals.

Another reason I have been neglecting this blog is that I’ve gotten more involved in my college community lately. I’ve been continuing with Red Skies (a journalism wordpress run by a student staff), getting more involved with the English Honors Society, and the attempt of the Education department to create a branch of FEA (Future Educators of America). Not to mention I also work 8 hours in the Writing Center as a tutor.

All of this while keeping my grades up, hanging with my boyfriend on the weekends, and trying to make more items for my Etsy.

For now dear reader I hope you have enjoyed this ramble about my life. So much has happened. It is truly exciting and bit daunting.

I wonder if you all have forgotten about me. I would not blame you but I remember some of the lovely writings, art, and other wonderful ideas we shared. I’d love to share some more!

All the Best for You and Yours,

Megan

Happiness and Being a Student

Lately I have been thinking a lot about Happiness. Yes, Happiness with a capital “H”. I often wonder if I am really happy with what I am doing. Right now everything is just a means to an end; the end being a career so I can support myself in this world. It’s not so much that I hate college specifically as that I am disillusioned that my life has become school. In fact everyone’s life is school until they are at least 18 years old and since I chose to go to college it is longer. Don’t get me wrong. I love education and I love being in school and learning new things. I just have a lot of problems with how much time students (including myself) actually have for themselves.

Despite my Education teachers preaching about and having us read about better practices and how to include students in learning, I still feel all of us are missing a major piece of the problem. Kids are being allowed to be kids. I’m not being allowed to be a young adult to some extent. Instead of spending time with friends and doing fun activities during the week, I am spending my time hitting the books struggling to read about how to best teach. What if we made education about happiness instead of anything else? I mean..isn’t that everyone’s end goal here; to be happy?

I don’t really have an answer as to how we can still be intelligent human beings and also have enough free time to be happy. Maybe, the key is to make learning more fun and therefore a happy experience across all levels (this means college too), instead of something which is a means to an end. It puzzles me that I truly enjoy the subjects I am studying yet find myself restless to have social interaction beyond schoolwork related talk. Overall, I think people need to slow down and not put too many responsibilities on each other. Relaxation time is important too.

household-11

New Writing Idea!

Hey everyone! Long time no post I know. I got very caught up in life as usual and forgot about all you lovely folks. It’s hard being a student and a blogger at the same time. Obviously the student thing took priority. But now, summer has released me once more from nose to grindstone work.

There have been a few changes. One, my lovely boyfriend Skye entered the picture. Two, I started cosplaying with him. lol! I know. I’m such a geek.

Skye My Lovely Boyfriend

Skye My Lovely Boyfriend

 

Three, my family just got a new puppy Remus and he is a ball of fun and sometimes  oh okay a lot of the time mischief. But we are trying our best to train him and make him behave. Finger crossed he learns that fingers and toes aren’t toys. Ouch!

Remus The New Pup In The House

Remus The New Pup In The House

But anyhow, I’m very excited right now about a new story/novel idea. The working title is Diary of a Reaper. The point of view is from a character named Heather Turner; a reaper who in her words “just want[s] it to end”. But here’s the thing, she already died a long time ago. She left her parents and sisters grieving and went into the spirit world only to find out she has a job to do. But really, deep down, she knows it’s not a job at all but punishment. She has been at it for what she feels is an eternity; She can’t really know for sure since there is no sense of time in the realm she live within. In fact she often jumps from one time to another collecting souls for their passage to their fated position in the heavens. Where is God though? Nobody has seen God but everyday when each reaper gets their list of deaths, they get a quite literal sensation reminding them that he, she, or it is watching.

Love This Painting!

Love This Painting!

 

Hello Again Everyone!

I know you all have pretty much forgot about me! But I’m one of those crazy poet types always posting their poetry. I have been so so so insanely busy this past school year! I have officially declared my Creative Writing concentration in my English major at school.

I have also been busy with my wonderful boyfriend Skye. He’s a sweetheart. I love him dearly.

I have also joined him in his pursuit at making a successful etsy online store for his larp and cosplay equipment as well as my jewelry and crochet goods.

So head on over to Our Etsy to check it out if you wish.

Much love and friendship to you all,

Megan

Skye and I Cosplayed

Skye and I Cosplayed

Marceline Cosplay

Marceline Cosplay

Me with one of Skye's Shields he has made.

Me with one of Skye’s Shields he has made.

Myself Being Silly

Myself Being Silly

Skye My Lovely Boyfriend

Skye My Lovely Boyfriend