I remember months ago writing a post about how one of my main friendship groups, both in archery and outside it, had been forcing me out of it. Things haven't at all improved, and have just got worse as time passed. These three still go around pretending that the club is theirs, that their opinions … Continue reading Sometimes, You Can’t Just Forgive Easily
Remember in my last update I mentioned I had a meeting about teaching opportunities last Friday? Well, that meeting went a lot better than I could ever have imagined. The man I was meeting seems to be very deep inside the university's teaching network. He runs the Teaching Associates Programme (which I now hope to … Continue reading I Start Teaching Tomorrow!
I bake all the time, usually for specific events like society socials, friends visiting, archery competitions and the like. But today I haven't really done anything and decided to change that by making brownies! Brownies are my go-to food when I'm taking things anywhere, along with something less chocolatey, but they always go first because, … Continue reading My Go-To Brownie Recipe
Returning to the swing of things and being productive has never exactly been easy during my PhD, particularly when I was never really "in the swing of things" to begin with, but I'm slowly learning now that my new supervisor is nice, is someone to trust, and will not react in anywhere near the same … Continue reading I have a nice supervisor, and I need to remember that
I was running out of my medication, and so had an appointment booked for New Year's Eve morning. That got cancelled. Then I was supposed to have a doctor's appointment on Friday morning as I was running out of my ssri and as such had been rationing it to every other day, or even less … Continue reading Finally Getting A Repeat Prescription (and the Consequences of Regularly Missing SSRI Doses)
So today definitely wasn't as good as it could have been. I had been meant to be meeting two of my close friends (who have just started dating) for lunch at 1pm before one of them finally returns home because he's been staying with her since the 27th and neither of them have done anywhere … Continue reading More Mental Health Updates: I Have an Initial Assessment Date!
I visited some of my best friends from undergrad, one of whom was hosting in Chippenham for New Year's Eve. It was such a great day of playing Cards Against Humanity; Taboo, Werewolf, and eating so much pizza and doughnuts, all whilst cuddling a very big, fluffy IKEA shark plushie belonging to one of our co-hosts. … Continue reading Happy New Year! My 2018 Roundup