The Art Of Writer's Block

The Art Of Writer's Block

As told by a college student eager for sleep.

If you're even semi-close to the type of person I am, there is something in life you choose to hold off on as long as possible. This is me with writing. It's not that I don't think of fun ideas to discuss in my articles (O.K. sometimes it can be a real challenge). It's that my mind wanders every 60 seconds. "Oh I haven't checked Facebook recently" or "ooh sushi sounds good for dinner" are just two of the millions of things that cross my mind within an hour. I can go from discussing the Great Wall of China with you to wanting to go pet puppies. My mind is a never ending roller coaster, one I constantly wish had a "get off ride" button.

As you can see, my mind is already losing track! *Alright Jo just focus.* You can imagine my weekly struggle when it comes to trying to write these articles. This may just be the typical writer's block that we all experience every once in awhile, or I could seriously use some caffeine. I have the mind of a five year old most of the time so let's pray I make it through this article!

Here are 30 things that cross my mind when trying to write:

P.S. I may or may not have stumbled across writer's block while working on this. The world may never know.

1. My article is due today and I haven't started.

2. Once again I win "most likely to turn my article in late."

3. No! I will get this in on time.

4. Oh hey, I wonder if I have kiwi.

5. Wow, kiwi sounds really good right now.

6. Wait, article! Maybe I'll try serious this week.

7. Who am I kidding, I can't write serious to save my life.

8. I should stick to memes and lists.

9.But then I'll feel like a failure.

10. I can't be the only one late on their article can I?

11. I wish I could think of better ideas than food and movies.

12. Well there are some really good movies out!

13. Why have I not started this article?

14. What is going on in the news, maybe I could write about current events?

15. Just kidding, those require so much background information.

16. I just need funny, interesting, and recent.

17. I feel shunned from society.

18. I know maybe one current event taking place.

19. The only recent news is about Trump and the wall.

20. Well, that's been over written so no.

21. I should take a break and get pizza.

22. Maybe if I go for a run it'll allow more blood flow to my brain.

23. Lord knows I could use it at this rate.

24. I could discuss getting back into the gym.

25. Then again, I haven't actually gone to the gym this weekend.

26. I went to Disney though! I could write on that.

27. But then I'll be judged endlessly for being obsessed with Disney.

28. Fine, I'll pick my idea in 3...2...1.

29. Nope, zero, zip, nada.

30. Why am I like this?

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...


It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top


It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives


There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming


What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen


"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 


Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 


It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready


At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 


Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table


But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 


There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 


It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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