(Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with the title)
Happy Monday! Is she really that excited, you ask? Yes, today I am. Monday is normally the day that drives people into a state of melancholy, and all they want is for Friday to approach faster than it is. That is not the sort of Monday I am having, I am happy to announce. This Monday, I am thriving. I began my day with a stop at South Side Fusion, a health shop across the street from my work. I took a shot of aloe vera (mango flavored – yum!) and took with my lemon-flavored green tea and a smoothie called The Elvis, which consisted of a vanilla-based protein powder, banana, peanut butter, ice, and whatever else they add to their smoothies – love, perhaps.
I won’t explain what came next, because that would involve talking about my job. Seeing as how I promised not to do that, I will skip over the majority of my day thus far. All you need to know is that I had a great day at work. At present, I am sitting at a local coffee shop that I happen to adore because it’s open 24/7 (which I need) and provides delicious drinks (which I don’t need). Tonight’s project is to write an essay for British Literature II. The assignment goes as follows:
“Literary scholars classify both Wordsworth and Keats as Romantic poets, yet the two poets obviously are very different from each other. Using poems we have read for this class as the basis of your essay, write a paper explaining whether you see those poems as revealing more differences or more similarities between Wordsworth and Keats. Whether you see the poets as more dissimilar than they are alike or more alike than dissimilar, identify any particular differences or similarities you see.”
Confused yet? If you have no idea what this means, I apologize. I happen to be very excited about this essay, despite my nerves always getting the better of me when it comes to doing anything apart from creative writing. But I accept the challenge and will move forward with positivity. I will be beginning my third paragraph and second of three points for the essay after I finish writing here. After writing the assignment, I then need to read five chapters of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. The assignment called for seven chapters, but I read two already during a lunch break at work on Sunday. Bonus!
In other news, I have been writing a lot more recently for my own personal enjoyment. This makes me happier than I can explain. I have now written two pieces of flash fiction, one of which I already posted below. The second will likely come on here soon, but I’d like to edit it a wee bit before I get too excited. I also have a poem that I submitted to a micro-journal at my college. I will post that as soon as well, but first I’d like to see if the poem will appear in the journal or not. Look for more on that next Monday.
I apologize if today is rather boring for you, the reader, in regards to this post. I didn’t have anything amazing for dinner (oatmeal), and I didn’t go anywhere that merits a hilarious story. Perhaps tomorrow. For today, all I can say is that I am enjoying myself.
Are you better at writing creatively or critically (essay)?
How is your Monday going?