1/23/10

Not-a-Loser Saturday

Ignoring the fact that it's 6 o'clock and I'm writing a blog entry, I'm not a complete loser, I swear.

Most of my time has been spent reading and writing when I'm not at work (or at the barn on weekends). Because I've been doing a fair amount (read: loads) of amateur reading on the interwebs, I decided that it wouldn't necessarily help my writing, so I decided to pick up some books that are in the genre that I write, thus queer YA (although mine aren't strictly YA or queer or "school stories"). Interlibrary loans are wonderful for this, because my town is not...well I don't want to say they're closed minded or anything, but they don't carry many of these types of books. It kind of makes me wonder how hard it would be for a kid who is questioning to get a book out and read about kids going through this stuff. I wonder how many kids do anyway. Probably only the out ones.

So I've been doing loads of reading, and because it's YA I finish it in a couple days (or a day) which gives me a great sense of accomplishment. I think after I finish the latest book I'll have to put off more until I finish The Art of Happiness, which I'm looking forward to reading. Reading takes plenty of my time, but the time spent feels so much better spent than watching TV, reading things online, or whatever else I waste time doing. Writing is possibly the only thing that feels more productive, and right now I don't know about that.

After I woke up from my afternoon nap, I had this deep, thought-provoking realization about my High School life and I was going to write about it. Then I realized it wasn't really that great, just me realizing I was actually a huge loser in High School, but I acted all tough and pretended I wasn't. I wonder what I looked like from the outside. I think alot of it had to do with not being able to (or not feeling safe to) talk about what I wanted/give my opinion. I feel less angry now that I'm open with what I want to say, although it's still a challenge I'm overcoming.

I could probably go on and on about my feelings and such, but that seems boring. I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. I mostly did!

    The HS thing: I always hated HS. I've never understood the people who wanted to go back to that time.

    Hmmm.... that might make an interesting post for myself. But suffice to say, I think pretty much everyone, popular kids included, were losers back then. You just don't realize it.

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