Not doing too well …

I’m not doing too well with keeping my head above water well enough to take the time to write here – very definitely my bad. The way I’ve found that I have to do the studying for quizzes and tests for biology is to take extensive notes. We go through four chapters per module and the amount of typing that I have to do to get these notes is extraordinary. Perhaps my brain isn’t as good as it used to be but I find I can’t remember that much material – at least to the extent that this teacher demands that we learn it. This is a 110 – an entry level course yet he’s treating it like it was a major course. It’s a struggle getting through it. I managed to get my grade up to a low A but whether I can keep it there is very questionable. It’s 6 a.m. on Friday and I need to take a quiz as soon as I feel like I’m awake enough to do it. Before I take the class I need to get this cat off my lap – I don’t know what it is about this class but it’s stressed me to the max.

A year ago yesterday I wrote my last two stories for the newspaper I worked at in Catawba County. My first day at Lincoln Times-News was October 10, 2016. I haven’t dreaded a day of work there – which is a huge difference from my days at the other paper. I’ll bet people don’t realize how much of a blessing it is to have a job that you love. It’s unfortunate it’s taken me 56 years to find such a job. The best thing that I can do is to make sure I accomplish as much as I can on a daily basis to make up for all those years of just getting by.

I came across this image while doing a seven day black and white photography challenge.January's Sunflowers-2

It was taken back in January. I love the murkiness of it. When I look through my images and see the good ones that I got I realize just how important it is to stop as often as possible – daily would be good – and capture those once in a lifetime images.

Until later …