Running out of days of freedom before I have to start work on this coursework.
So I wanted to talk about one of my many desires for this post. I often avoid talking about anything too large since I don’t like to tie myself down in terms of the time I have to spend writing, but in all fairness I nearly always write for the same length of time anyway, so I might as well talk about something interesting.
I have wanted for a while now to make videos. Specifically, videos which explain things: informative videos and videos that explain my own philosophies towards things. This is all in quite the same vein as these blog posts, except I pretty much talk about nothing in these at the moment.
What I mean is that I would like to, for example, make videos to explain certain aspects of my own university course. Not just to help other people, but as a revision tool for myself. I find that explaining things out loud to myself helps reassure me that I can actually understand what I am talking about.
I also feel as if there isn’t enough help online at the moment for these kinds of thing. Someone who understands a topic perfectly would be a brilliant help for many generations of students and while I cannot claim to be an expert by any means, I believe I could help people out. Just being able to organise a module into a cohesive order is something that I certainly struggle with when it comes to revision. Having a list of videos that lay it out perfectly would just make everything so easy.
Now, I say all of these grand plans for how I could help, but at the same time, I need to take the first step. If I can’t even start something as huge as a project like that, I will never get around to it. So, my thoughts are that I should work on this while I revise over the next month. I shall try my best to find some software to work with and I will try to make some videos.
Now, I mentioned that I didn’t just want to make educational videos. I feel like I understand the world a lot better than I did years ago and I pride myself on being able to give a reasonably good explanation of concepts and ideas. I don’t really want to push my own opinions onto other people, even if I do believe them to be the best (just the same as everyone else does), but I do think that there are certain things I can talk about. Relationships (though I have little hands-on experience), studying, getting through hardships in life and motivating yourself to keep going. I’d like to think that if this blog shows anything, it’s that I can keep doing something even when I feel exhausted. I can still persevere.
And, let me be honest. When I think about it now, writing a post, no matter its length, every night for the past 156 days is really rather incredible. It gives a way to trace back every day for almost half a year, even though my brain only remembers a fraction of those days. I’ll be able to read back over some of the posts I have written in years to come and I may remember things I might never have otherwise. And that feels special.
Now, I should really be off. It has been a fun year, guys, even if there have been as many ups and downs as usual. I’ll see you tomorrow night for the New Year post, in which I shall probably rattle off some predictions for the year to come. That’s what I did last year, though the file got wiped when my hard drive broke. Let’s make this list something to remember!
Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.