I've just been sitting around, not getting much accomplished today and I refuse to feel guilty that I haven't blogged in weeks because I have needed a break from thinking so much about everything! I'm exhausted from worrying about money and graduate school and how I am going to manage to go and see my siblings in the next several months and oh, let's not forget, how much I NEED to get out of Chicago and go see my siblings on their opposite coasts or else I may go mad. I need to see people who I miss and I need a change of surroundings, a break from the daily grind (read: rut) of my life so that I can clear out the cobwebs in my mind and figure out what I could do next.
One thing I have decided is that I'd like to have the final edit of Turn To You completed before the end of the year, so that I can offer it as an eBook and/or paperback to my readers. I haven't posted this month's installment, yet – I'm behind schedule on that – but once this month's chaos is over, I'll be back on track. Promise! Meanwhile, tune in this weekend for Part Twelve.
Other stuff: I have some ideas for relationship and self-help/positivity articles that I want to write and I really need to structure myself some time to work on these, as well as working on proposals to the magazines that I hope will consider including them. I have come to see myself as someone with some insights that are valued, even if I don't always have a handle on my own shit. Might as well put this and my current obsession with self-help books to some good use!
I'd also like to get back to reviewing films. It's been awhile since I sat down and watched an entire movie from beginning to end. These days, I've just been binge-watching How I Met Your Mother, Orange Is The New Black, The Fosters and Faking It (yep, that's a lot of TV-binging!) and I can't even remember the last movie I saw that I hadn't seen before. Once upon a time, I had this lofty idea that I might watch ALL of the AFI top 100 and write about them...but that fizzled after I watched all of Lawrence of Arabia and afterward, felt depleted and kinda thirsty. But maybe I will try something else soon. I have always liked writing about movies – when I was in college, I wanted to be the next Roger Ebert, I loved it so much. Oh, the ambitions of the young!
This has been, I suppose, a post full of things that I intend to do but haven't yet done. Kind of reminder to myself. Alright, Louise...it's your move. Time to put some plans in action.