Too Busy to Write a Blog

I’ve said it. I’m swamped. I am ocean deep in projects and papers that are due too soon, swimming in loads of tasks for my job and overwhelmed by friendships I am keeping or not keeping up with. I am a crazy busy person and I will blame it on those pesky college years where you’re expected to devote your lives to being a super student.

In reality though, let’s break one week down.

My teachers say I should spend at least 4 hours a week looking over material, doing homework or reading for a class. 4 hours per five classes I am taking.

Well, there is 168 hours in a week, 20 should be spent on studying and doing course homework, I work 20 hours a week as well as another 4 volunteering which brings me down to 104 hours.

I spend on average 9 hours a day sleeping, 1.5 hours a day eating/enjoying a meal, 2 hours a week showering, 9 hours working out per week and 13.5 hours a week in a classroom which leaves 26 hours of free time in a week. Now try calculating all of the time I spend getting ready to go somewhere and actually traveling somewhere and you could probably cut that down to 19 hours of free time.

What would you do with 19 hours a week? About 2.5 hours a day? Well, sometimes it feels like I don’t have the determination to write this blog. After papers and projects, the last thing I want to look at sometimes is a computer. So in this hectic last month of my Junior year of college, bare with me if the blog posts are shorter or I skip a day. After all, I’m human you know.

So today I might be a hypocrite. I don’t like saying “I’m busy” because usually it means that you’re not making time to do something you would like to but in this case, breathing and alone time over trumps some things I really enjoy. I truly am I frantic kind of busy in these approaching weeks.

So if you’re a student as well, best of luck to you and stay strong in your semester. If not, give a college kid a hug next time you meet one, they probably need it.

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie

P.S. I love irony.


Photography in the Dark

I was asked by a friend to help her capture her emotional side through photography in order to use those pictures for a great project she is working on.

This project, named Warrior, is meant to bring awareness to domestic abuse and create a community for those who have been involved in abusive relationships or suffered consequences because of one.

This girl is always quite bubbly, so I wasn’t sure how we could bring out the emotion we needed to get these pictures to stand out against normal photography.

After we met up at around 9 p.m., we searched all over a few buildings on campus for the perfect lighting. We couldn’t find it. Instead, we walked outside into the misty rain and started shooting in what light we had. I shot on manual and was having a really hard time without a tripod.

Looking through my camera, I wasn’t seeing anything incredible until we moved in front of a huge mural that is lit up at night on our University campus. As I started taking pictures, I became super excited about the red glow and as I edited, it was just what the picture needed.

Enjoy yourselves in looking at the photography for the Warrior project.

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Comment below thoughts, suggestions, questions or anything really.

Until tomorrow,

Anna Marie