NaNoWriMo Realizations

NaNoWriMo Realizations

Since NaNo started, I’ve come to realize a few things. And maybe you have too.

I have more time than I thought I did. 

God knows what I did every morning before class in September. Managing my time wisely means not staying up until 11:38 p.m., writing frantically.

I underestimated the speed at which I write/type.

On good days, I don’t need an hour to reach 1,667 words. Being in the zone is a beautiful thing.

Writing a novel is more satisfying and will teach you a lot more than acing any test or exam. 

National Novel Writing Month reminds me that school isn’t everything. I’m much happier (albeit busier) when I’m working on personal projects outside of class.

What, if anything, have you realized?

Personal Reflection

World Teachers’ Day

October 5th is upon us. It’s World Teachers’ Day today, as I’m sure you’ve probably gleaned from the title or elsewhere, but remember to celebrate educators every day.

World Teacher Day

The folks at Grammarly did an amazing job making this infographic. I wish I had even half the skills they did.

Many thanks to every teacher out there.

Continue to inspire.

Personal Reflection

Testing My Patience

People just love testing my patience.

For the longest time, I could not for the life of me understand why certain individuals make rude remarks.

But I have come to realize that these people are simply testing my patience and are improving my tolerance for bad manners.

That doesn’t mean I condone their words or even their actions.

However I will like to thank them for teaching me an important lesson.

You don’t get respect if you don’t give it. Or at the very least, you won’t have my respect if you don’t treat me with respect.

Is it really too much to ask for?


Writing During Inappropriate Moments

The first two I’ve done before, but the last one is just for your amusement.

  1. Writing during family dinners.
  2. Writing during a lesson/lecture when a professor is trying to teach.
  3. Writing during an earthquake, tornado, and/or when the world is ending.

This is a testament to a writer’s willpower.


Quote About Learning

If you can teach an idea, you can surely learn the idea.