Well the sun is shining, its warm and I only have a few more weeks left at uni so I thought lets get down and do some writing.
The title of this blog is a lyric from the song 1933 by Frank Turner and I would recommend a listen.
SHall we crack on?
So much has happened since last I wrote. There has been a lot of academic and personal development, much of which has been very scary. And there are even more scary things to come in the next few weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
My steampunk story has been officially published and you can read it here. This is the first proper publication that I have got. It has made me very proud and pushed me to do more with my work as lots of people seem to like it. I might develop it further depending on how much time I get over summer. But all in all its been successful.
Another thing that is happening is I am volunteering during Derby Book and Film festival over the next few weeks. This is an amazing opportunity for me as I am very passionate about volunteering and for it to be in film and books, its a perfect combination for me. Although this again is very scary. I have already met one of the coordinators for the film fest and have a meet up with the book fest volunteers soon. It's not like I won't know anyone. I know the areas and I have all the itineraries. But it's still very scary. But exciting. And Yashka will be there to support me the entire time. What could go wrong?
I think I have made a lot of progress these past few weeks. I am still having CBT to help with mental health issues. And since I am still struggling with friendship groups, I am keeping myself busy. I learned a long time ago that I cope very well on my own, I don't need to be around people as long as I have something to occupy myself with. Uni work, focusing on my own creative work have really helped. I just need to get the grades to get into my Masters program.
In other news, I am attending my brothers wedding this weekend. Another scary but very exciting thing to happen. Everything is sorted. I've never been to a wedding before so I don't really know what's going to happen. There was a rehearsal at the church which is just beautiful. I know there will be a lot more anxiety before the day but I am pretty certain I will be able to manage it. Te most important thing is begin there for my brother, that's what I have to keep reminding myself. It will be a lovely day no matter what.
I think that's about it for now. I have lectures to attend like a good university student. I just thought I would give you all a little round up of what been going on these last few weeks.
As always I will leave you with these quotes.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.--W. Clement Stone
Strong is fighting. It’s hard and it’s painful and it’s every day. It’s what we have to do, and we can do it together, but if you’re too much of a coward for that, then burn.-Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open. --Pauline Kael
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. --E. E. Cummings
Until the next time,