It has been so long since I last even opened up WordPress that I think I just saw a tumbleweed blow by! Where has the time gone?? This is clearly proof that I need to:
a) Learn to manage time better.
b) Prioritise my activities.
c) Get back into super-student mode that I had down pat back when I was a student last. *cue crickets*
I don’t know how successful I’m going to be with those goals, but I’m sure going to try. I think I need to break up with social media or at least take a break for a while. And even though I hate the getting-lazier-by-the-day-generation that needs to abbreviate everything, FOMO is real. Yuck. Can’t believe I wrote that. Forgive me. Let’s pretend I didn’t, and get to the point. I’m just afraid that I’ll log back in after a considerable break and find that 10 more of my friends have had babies, or gotten engaged, or married, or heaven forbid, have had something bad happen to them and I won’t know. Not a particular risk I want to take.
Seriously though, I’ve lost my juvenile mastery over mindfulness. My ‘living in the now’ philosophy has gone hiking, and didn’t invite me. I didn’t even know it had left me, that’s how mind-less I’ve been. Hopefully, being aware of it will be the first step in trying to win it back.
So, while I know you’ve all probably lost interest in anything I have to say anymore, I’ll try to win you back too.
What’s taking up my time? University, mostly. I haven’t been a student for a while, and getting back into it without losing all track of time and reason is taking some extra time. Assignments, research, reading, while super fun (ok, not all the time) and inspiring, are depriving me of a social life. And those with social lives in the neighbourhood are depriving me of sleep. See? Lose-lose.
Let me leave you with some nice photos to make up for my lengthy absence. See you soon(-ish).
Warning: The photos are fresh out of my phone; haven’t even had time to edit or watermark. Kindly, do not steal. Thanks!