Feeling: More free
Literally and mentally. Literally because now hayfever season is over I can actually spend my weekends out and about rather than stuck inside my flat with all the windows and doors shut and despairing at pollen forecasts which showed almost endless high pollen counts.
Mentally because I finally received my Postgraduate Diploma result and received a Merit, which is sort of equivalent to a 2:1 (it goes Fail, Pass, Merit, Distinction). The problem with the course was that everyone else in my department at work has done it and has received a Merit (or in the case of the girl I sit next to, a Distinction), so it really does pile on the pressure to also make sure I got a Merit as a minimum, anything less would have been a real disappointment for me. Now I don’t have to resign in shame! The pressure is off.
Reading: Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Still. There hasn’t been much time for reading lately and I’m now (post-hayfever season) walking to work again so finding time to read involves actually sitting down to do it, rather than snatching a few pages here and there on my short commute.
Watching: Grey’s Anatomy – Season 11
I wrote ages ago about how I had got myself a bit hooked on Grey’s Anatomy. Unfortunately I didn’t finish season 10 in time to start watching Season 11 as it was airing, so it’s only now that it’s on Netflix that I’m getting the chance to catch up. Unfortunately, as is inevitable, I’d seen loads of spoilers on Twitter and the internet generally about the big end of season shocker so it wasn’t the surprise that everyone else had, damn you internet. It’s all a bit silly now, as with any long running book or TV series – how much more drama and hardship will these people go through? I’m still hooked though, even if I do miss Cristina Yang (my spirit animal).
Planning: To make my life more Pinteresty
I know that Pinterest and Instgram aren’t real life but even so, my life really should be slightly less studenty and slightly more grown up and sleek. I have blamed living in rented properties for far too long, now it’s time to create a home I’m pleased to live in. Generally I want to be less disorganised in life and just manage to do and be more. I feel like I’m always fighting to get on top of everything and that’s not right. I want to glide through, not paddle franticly. Anyone got any advice for generally being graceful in life?