Funny how it’s already been
5 months almost 8 months since I said I’d make an update post. I initially began writing in June but I lost the motivation to write, so here I am!
Hold on to something — it’s going to be a long ride.
Good god, it’s good to be back after months of not being able to write something non-academic. How are you, people who stumble across my posts every once in a while? I hope you’re doing great. I hope you’re energized for
summer spring break.
Anyway, I figured I’m just gonna write highlights from each month starting December 2016. Before I begin though, is it me or is time flying so fast this year? It feels like my (hopefully) final semester just started last month when, in fact, three months have passed since it did and it’s like not much has happened; only the typical school stuff— ah. I just remembered. Relatively interesting stuff did happen, but it isn’t the type of thing I’d rejoice over. I’ll talk about this more in the highlights below.
After finishing my thesis proposal and presenting it to the panel (which consists of my thesis adviser and another faculty member), I went to my parents’ for vacation! Unlike my previous trips to AE though, I wasn’t as excited to go there because my college friends were still on the campus when we left, so, naturally, I had feelings of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). It wasn’t until we were about a week and a half into the vacation that I the feeling of homesickness gradually faded out. It’s probably because we went to places we haven’t been to before and we ate at places we, students, can’t afford to dine in. [cackles]
See the rest on Flickr!
I guess feeling attached to the campus helped in allowing us to go home without missing our parents.
Or maybe that’s just me.
And so, the final semester of [university] began. By this time, I should have “properly” organized my interview transcripts, field notes, etc. However, being the master procrastinator that I am, I only began to do actual work during the last week of January until the first few weeks of February.
February through May
Chasing deadlines, doing extracurricular tasks while panicking on the side. You know how it goes. There were nights when we’d go drinking sometime but it didn’t happen as often as the previous semester since I’d either be too lazy or too busy to join them.
One of the fun courses I took though was Plant Arts (HORT 141), which I went to every Friday. The first activity we did gave me the impression that I was back in Kindergarten where we only (usually) made arts and crafts.