I will write now when I am in a good mood because lately, that has not been the case. I have been having a severe bout with, I don't even know what to call it. Have been having horrific nightmares and feeling down and yuck-a. Today I feel better though. I have created my own women's magazine online and women from everywhere are sending me really quality stuff, both writing and artwork, even though I cannot pay them. This has been a welcome distraction and it brings me joy every single day. I am really excited about launching it in May. It is not a feminist 'zine though, and that's precisely what I wanted, because I don't want to alienate anyone. (So many people, both men and women, misunderstand the term 'feminism.' It's defined as the belief that men and women are equal and entitled to equal rights, that's all. How people act upon their feminist beliefs is a separate issue.) My 'zine about women saying what they believe and feel, regardless of how it clashes with the other women's submissions. I want a varied, rich publication and so far I've been getting all of the components for it. So happy.
Finished my creative writing class with a 94 average (based purely on assignments - short stories I wrote), now I just gotta take the final. Then I get to move on to super-hard Shakespeare class! I like Shakespeare, but this prof is hard-core, even if it is online. I did the first assignment a few months ago, on the sonnets... studied my butt off and got a 70. 10 multiple choice questions, some of which were so arbitrary that even after reading and rereading the sonnets and reading all the footnotes, I got three wrong.
Friday night I'm going to the local meditation center to try and learn it for once and also to hear a lecture on "Do all paths lead to God?" Glad I'll be doing something on Good Friday. Need to figure out which is my church of choice for Sunday. No, I don't make any pretense towards being a 'good Christian' so feel free to poke fun at me for only going on Easter. It's important to me that I go, though I'm not sure why.
Oh yeah, funny story, those of you who are in business or financially savvy or whatever will know that last Friday was the end of a quarter. There was a bet going that my company's sales team couldn't go above their quota by a third. They actually went above it by close to 50% so all the executives in the office - including my boss, the CEO - dyed their hair either blue or purple. Permanent too. I kid you not.