Hello December!

Whoo! November just flew by for me! I can’t believe it’s already December — but I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see this beautiful month.

I wrote a 53,000 word novel last month for NaNoWriMo and am, therefore, a winner. Woop! I knew I could do it, though it was a bit more difficult this year finding time to write with college. It was good to write again. :) I also really love my novel – I haven’t completely finished it yet. I probably have another 10,000 words to write until “The End” but at least I’ve got a huge start! Last year I also won, but I’ve not touched my novel since. This year, I’m pretty excited about editing and revising, and perhaps publishing in the future…? We’ll see how revision goes. :)

If you’d like to learn a little about my novel, you can head here for an excerpt, summary, and my stats through the month of November.

Next week is finals week and I have a million and two things to complete between now and then. :/ But it’s okay! I’m a little stressed, but I know that I can do it and besides… there’s only four more weeks until CHRISTMAS! So I will rant at a later date about my dumb French professor. :)

Last week-end, me and Alysha decorated our dorm room and we got… a bit creative. :)

 

I am now in full Christmas spirit and I can’t wait for my month-and-a-half long break! The more the year goes on, the more I start to love college. Kinda crazy from my attitude when I first began, huh.

OH MY GOSH. Yesterday I had an interview to work in the Psychology Department as an administrative clerk, and I for the life of me had no idea how the interview went. I was just checking my student email and I got an e-mail saying I got the job! WOOOOT! Not sure about the details yet or my pay but man, today’s been a good day! Plus I’ve been pretty stressed about finances, so this is a huge relief. The only bummer is that I’m thinking about minoring in psychology, and if I go through with that, I will have to quit after a semester or so because you can’t be a major/minor and work there (because you make copies of tests, etc.). But that’s okay, at least I have a job for next semester! :D

Not a whole lot else happened in November. I got a week long break for Thanksgiving which was really good for me. I’d been really missing my family and my dog, so it was good to be home for a while and eat good food. :) My mom’s side of the family all came over for Thanksgiving day and we bought a 22lb turkey. :P Yum! That night I went and saw Skyfall, the new James Bond movie, with Andrew and his family. I loved it. I’m a huge James Bond Daniel Craig fan an it was probably my favorite Bond movie yet. (Not sure though, I’d need to watch Casino Royale again.)

And as always, I went Black Friday shopping with my mom. We go around 10AM so all the crazies are gone by then. :P I really just got some DVDs for myself and a few other gifts for friends/family for Christmas. (Can’t be specific because Andrew tends to lurk on here. :P)

I signed up for classes for next semester, which is kind of exciting and kind of not. I’m taking 14 credit hours, so it won’t be a real difficult load and I’m taking Statistics, Environmental Science Lecture and Lab (yuck), Economics, and Theatre Appreciation (also yuck). Not bad, not bad.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good month. :)

9 thoughts on “Hello December!”

  1. Kudos to you for finishing NaNoWriMo! I did the junior version a couple years ago. It was really fun! I love your dorm room! I’m taking almost the same classes as you next semester. I’m taking statistics for psychology, english, US history, and theatre! I want to take environmental science this summer so be sure to tell me how that goes. :) Theatre at my school is supposed to be fun because you can help out with the plays, so I hope its fun at your school! You said yuck so I assume its not. I’m taking 16 hours next semester, so I’m going to see how that goes. I hope you have a merry christmas and a happy new year!

    1. I plan on taking US History during the summer! That’s so funny. And I only say Theatre is gross because it’s Theatre appreciation, meaning we watch plays and analyze them. So watching plays will probably be fun, but the rest won’t. I’ve just heard it’s boring, but oh well!

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

  2. I felt that November went by so fast as well. It felt like I just visited the cemetery on November 1st yesterday!

    Your novel sounds good. I’ll make sure to read it once it’s done! :)

    Good luck with finals! Your dorm room looks so cute! I wish I could decorate my own room like that. I’m not the creative type. -___-

    Congratulations on the job! You must’ve did pretty good in the interview. Hope the pay’s good for you!

    Skyfall is the only Bond movie I’ve seen but it was really good. The 2 hours and 25 minutes of my life was worth it. Better than a crappy movie that lasts for an hour and a half – sooo much better (not talking about a particular movie here). :D

    Statistics, Enviromental Science Lecture and Lab sound good to me. Haha. XD

    Hope you have a good December! :)

    The typhoon has passed our area and we’re totally safe. Thanks for the comment on my site! :))

  3. Congrats on winning NaNoWriMo!
    Congrats on your job too.
    You have a dog? which breed? I love dogs but could never adopt one…
    I’ve not watched Skyfall but i’ve heard it’s a pretty good but I actually like the old James Bond, i.e Sean Connery , movies the most.
    Your subjects of the next semester sound great.
    Hope you have a great month!

  4. Becca! What, what, what?! I somehow didn’t catch you this season. I hope everything has been going well for you! And congratulations on being a winner for NaNoWriMo! :)! I am proud of your accomplishment especially since you’re in college and whatnot. You’re succeeding in so many ways possible XD!

    Good luck with your finals week! I’m sure you will ace all of your classes ;). I think the decoration you and your roommate did is super cute and creative!

    Unlike you, I’m having 2 weeks off of break x___x… While the rest of the others are on a 2 month break.

    Congratulations on getting the job as an administrative clerk! I’m glad to hear that you’re going to get your finances getting taken care of. It’s a bummer to hear that you can’t do all of those at the same time. But it makes sense. Hopefully it’s worth it!

    It sounds like you had fun in November! Skyfall was such a great movie. I loved the intro by Adele.

    Good luck with your classes next semester! I’m sure you can handle them without a problem.

    Take care! :)!

  5. Hey! Yeah, I moved sites over to floriental, as my ex had access to my domain – and with the way money is right now, when it comes high tide to renew it, I may not have it. So I finally buckled down and went with a sub-domain. Nothing wrong with that.

    Anyway – this lady is starting to bother me a LOT. I’m hibernating most of the days now. In fact, since the land lady only went to one of the decorators, and not both of us – I figured I wasn’t included in on it. I helped out as much as I can. But I, have no energy whatsoever, left. It does suck. But, ah well.

    Tomorrow is our party – I may or may not attend. I had to buy Egg Nog for people, even though I spent hours out of my time helping decorate and what not. That’s not fair if you ask me. Most likely I will eventually go to the party. I’m just feeling blue at the moment.

    Your guys’ dorm room looks cute! I, wish I went to a dorm. But, knowing the fact that I have a cat and the vast majority of the dorms don’t allow animals I was unable to go. Plus now I’m in my own apartment, so I don’t think it’d help out matters any. But, I’m getting very tired of people telling me how to manage my money. If they want to manage my money let them have it, and they can do it for me. Ya know what I mean? I’m really sick of people of telling me save your money. Well, yesterday I cried because of it. And decided to splurge on some things that I needed for my apartment. So, now I’m with out laundry money. Oh well.

    Anyway, I’m glad one of us had a good thanks giving! I had mine here at the apartments, but oh man – I didn’t go to my dad’s girlfriends Thanksgiving. She had set rules for me because of what happened in the past. And honestly – I declined to go because I didn’t want to be her puppet on the string for her to tell me what to do. But yeah.

    Anyway – Take care and have fun on your month long break. And I’m proud of you for getting a job!!

  6. I have never been so happy to see December either. Only a few more days then I have a whole month to myself.

    I’m impressed you could write a novel in college! I seem to not have done anything. Drama, drama, drama.

    I remember you were stressed about college a while ago. I’m glad you got to see the fun side. Maybe I will soon too, since it’s my second year, though at a different school so technically first.

    YAY you got the job! I had a school job a while back but … long story. Maybe I’ll get a job again soon

    Oh 14 credits is not bad! I am taking 15, so one less than this semester! And I’m going to be a sophomore!

  7. Congrats on winning :D Also your story does sound interesting! I read that excerpt and I liked it.

    Also the decorations are quite pretty! I still wanna see Skyfall.

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