HI!!! I know, it's been awhile, but I swear it was September just yesterday. Time flies when you have your head buried in books, writing 2000+ words university level papers, or, in my case, trying to wrap your head around Nietzsche. Either way, it's nice to get some blogging done. University essay writing is starting to feel stifling, and since I'm facing my last year in school, my brain is screaming to write something else besides literary analysis. I am glad that I am not looking for a future in academia or literary criticism, because at times it feels like, as some wise and dear to me once put it, "Like looking for greater meaning in a door knob!"

But that is why I have this blog, to exercise the writing part of my brain that allows free writing. That is, in my mind, writing at it's finest...free flowing, unedited thought.

I've also been looking to the future a lot lately, and am getting excited to start writing and earning a living. It'll be hard, there are many lessons to be learned, but hopefully I got all of the really hard lessons out of the way when I was doing freelance work before university.

I am also looking forward to changing the title of my blog. I didn't forget...I promised myself that when I had finished university I would no longer be a noob. In some respects I'm not, and yet in many I am. My brain does feel full of the knowledge and wisdom of those that came before me, but I must remember that learning is not the same as knowing. So with that, I may be tired of writing school essays, but what I learned from writing them has allowed me to know my strengths and weaknesses as a writer. And I would like to think that I've come a long way.

My next immediate hurdle to overcome will be applying for the first of my creative writing courses next year, and receiving the professor's permission to register. I'd like to think that I have it in the bag, but alas my confidence in my writing waivers, like I'm sure all artists feel when they are faced with a type of judgement of their work. But I am up to the challenge and plan to write my request over the next couple of weeks. I was overjoyed when I read that one of the marks of readiness to take the course was the practice of other creative arts and activities. I like think that I am the epitome of a jack-of-all-trades person.

Anyways, it is late and tomorrow's work will be that much easier with a good night's sleep. So goodnight, world!