I have survived an entire semester of Psych Honours, woo! With (some) of my sanity intact.
Last semester was exhausting. The workload was intense. I missed most family events, skipped all work socialising, didn’t see my friends, cancelled the gym membership and basically lived the life of a hermit. Fast forward to midyear, and I’m over it, I can’t live my life like that again. Yes, grades were good, but I don’t think it’s worth my sanity. So I’ve made the decision to not apply for masters next year, and it feels liberating. Even this semester, I’m increasing my hours at work and have rejoined the gym, because all work and no play makes Jhil go cray cray.
The midyear break has been fantastic though, I’ve started to live my life again. Highlights include:
Batman: The Killing Joke – took my husband to see this as an early anniversary surprise and we loved it. Aside from the bizarre Batgirl plot (wtf?!), it was exactly what I hoped for – dark, complex, and a little bit ambiguous.
The Cure – this band got me through teenage angst, and I’d never seen them live, so this was a big deal. The gig itself was incredible, ran for 3 hours and had about 5 encores. Robert Smith still sounds amazing, and I was transported back to the 80s.
Lots of binge watching Netflix/TV
- Stranger Things – LOVE! Can’t recommend enough. 80’s nostalgia ❤
- Marcella – I love a messed up female protagonist who still manages to kick arse
- Game of Thrones – FINALLY found the time to watch it, had read the books previously though
However, all good things must come to an end, and classes resume today. Here’s hoping I can balance my life a little better this semester.