This weekend I’m writing a paper for my English Seminar course, Doubt and Knowledge. We are reading religious books from very early centuries, and I have to write a reflection paper on one of the readings we have done so far. I chose the book “The Life of Christina of Markyate”, to do my reflection paper on. While I was beginning the paper, I began to wish I had some Twizzlers to eat while writing. Then I began to wonder, why do I need something to eat while I am writing? Whenever I have a paper to write for a class, I have Twizzlers on hand so that I can munch on it while I am thinking and writing the paper. I have noticed that some of my favorite authors will talk about food that they have on hand when writing as well.
It’s funny how I lost my train of thought on my paper, which by the way is 2.5 pages out of a 5 page paper, but I am able to ramble on my blog post. I guess it’s just that I needed a break from the MUST write paper, and do some rambling, and hopefully my mind will begin to work again for the paper I need to write.
I am one semester and a half away from graduating with my BA in English. Now mind you I am no longer in my 20’s, I am a mature woman with three wonderful, grown children, one married, and two beautiful grandchildren, but I did not go the traditional route when I graduated high school, and I decided to go to college after my children were born and in school full time. This semester is my final English course to have my credits for my major, and then next semester I have to take a Biology course, yuck!, to complete my degree and graduate in May 2018. It has taken me 12 years to get here, since I only take one class each semester, Spring, Summer, and Fall, because I work a full-time job, and was raising a family. I changed my major and minor around once, rather than quit because I was not getting the grades I wanted. I also had to take a few semesters off throughout those 12 years, due to surgeries and other extenuating circumstances.