It’s near the end of the semester and I am swamped, and I mean SWAMPED! I have a major research paper (to be published in my university’s journal) to complete and the deadline is next week Sunday (the 30th) and I seriously can’t focus with all this social media stuff buzzing around me. I freaking need to focus! I repeat, FOCUS. Focus. Focus. Focus. Ahhh!
So, I decided to take the drastic route and deactivate every single social media platform that I’m usually the most active on. Yes, yes, I know I can always reactivate it within seconds, but at least my phone is calm (no more buzzing from never-ending notifications), and I can finally focus. Phew. Yes, I know I shouldn’t even be writing this silly blog explaining my absence, but I know some of my Facebook “friends” and acquaintances will wonder where I disappeared off to, especially since, for the past few days, there has been a massive debate going on my wall about the appropriateness of using terms like “Pathan,” “Afghan,” “Pashtun/Pakhtun,” and the whole idea that Afghan ancestry is linked back to India. Perk your curiosity? Don’t worry, I intend to share that conversation (not all, but most of it) on my blog once I get some free time, perhaps in a few weeks or less. More importantly, I know some of my most valued and dearest readers will miss me terribly (awww), yes, I’m looking straight at you. YOU! (Thank you for being such a doll and visiting and reading pretty much ALL my writings and blog posts. You rock, chica/chico.)
Okay, bas, this message wasn’t intended to be long. So, unless I finally finish that major paper — and survive — we’ll chat. Wish me luck (gosh, I desperately need it!).
El amor siempre, (Okay, yeah, don’t ask me why I’m using so much Spanish all of a sudden. Blame the stress. Argh!)