Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Reading + University Life - A Struggle

Hello everyone!

I have been feeling a little unhappy with my blog lately, and reading in general, and so I figured I would do what I feel like would benefit others struggling with this as well, write a blog post about it.

Originally, I was writing a TBR Tuesday post, and I got a little off topic and thought I should make it its own post. I was talking about how since starting university, I have read 5 books. In about 20 days.

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, if you know my reading habits, that this is unheard of. I read a 300 page book in one day, max two, depending on whether I like the book, etc. So that means I am like 15 books behind schedule.

However, since I started university this month, my life and reading has changed majorly for me. Instead of in high school, where you are reading 2-3 pages of a textbook in class, going home for the day, and doing 30 mins. of homework and you are free for the rest of the night. BUT, in university, you are expected to have all the reading done ahead of time, usually at least one chapter of the textbook (anywhere from 30-50 pages) for one class, and some classes have two textbooks. And then you have anywhere from 4-5 classes a week, you don't have a lot of free time. For today alone, I had to have read roughly 100 pages, from four different textbooks, all by 9:25 am this morning!

This post isn't supposed to be something to discourage you from going to university, or anything like that. I am simply saying that for me, and many others, the jump from high school to post-secondary is very difficult. And as much as I would love to sit and read my novels for 6 hours at a time like I did three months ago, it just doesn't happen.

I guess I just wanted to say that even if I'm not posting as regularly, or go a week with nothing, its because I simply haven't had the time to sit down and write 5 half-decent posts or read that review book. And I hope you understand!

If you have any time management tips, please feel free to leave them down below! I may not be able to respond right away but I would appreciate the thoughts from someone who has been here.