Hello, hello! Come in. Sit.
Tea? Coffee? It feels like a coffee night for me, though I’ve probably had enough.
Sorry I haven’t invited you over in a while. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I’ve been so busy.
How have you been lately?
I actually just got back from London yesterday afternoon. I think I’ve mentioned that I suddenly decided to go with one of my flatmates. I was only there for about a day but I managed to see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Tower, Buckingham Palace, Harrod’s, the London Eye, and… other stuff. It was quite fun and I was completely exhausted. We also met up with one of her friends and went into a pub, where I noticed quite possibly the most civil pub fight I’ve ever seen. It ended in a “Sorry, mate. I was out of line.”
I could keep going into great detail but I won’t bore you with all of that. I’ll just say that London is extremely crowded. Maybe it’s because it was a Saturday or maybe that’s just how it always is. Have you ever been? Is it always like that?
Well, I still prefer Edinburgh… where everyone is much nicer. I feel a bit bad for saying that but it is what it is.
Anyway, I have quite a few exams this term. Okay, I really don’t. I only have three and I took one today. It was Computation and Logic. Doesn’t that sound fun?! It actually wasn’t too bad and I think I at least passed. Next is Linear Algebra on Wednesday. That’s why there’s all these notes everywhere. Sorry about that. I’ll clean it… after all my exams… or something.
I was spending a bit of time revamping my CV, which is mediocre at best, and so I contacted an old friend of mine for help since he’s pretty great at those kinds of things. This is the time to be applying for summer internships and I really want to do one, though it’s difficult for first years since most want at least second years. Nevertheless, if I can’t get an internship I could always study German in Germany.
I’m actually pretty optimistic about my future.
I think I’ve been pretty optimistic in general.
I feel… happy. Isn’t that great? I don’t think I’ve felt this way in a while and so it’s a strange feeling. But a good kind of strange. And I don’t think it’s overly happy, you know?
Maybe it’s because I’ve been more open lately. I haven’t been too scared to talk to people. I went to a hackathon last weekend and I made quite a bit of new friends. On a side note, I should stop saying “quite”. But, yes, I broke out of my comfort zone and went on that two-day trip. I must tell you about the hackathon eventually. Yes, that is actually as geeky as it sounds. I study computer science. It’s inevitable.
I’ve also been more open about my bipolar disorder. I usually have to explain why I’m a twenty-one year old first year and sometimes people ask about it. And I just say it. It’s like I’m not too ashamed of it as I was before. It’s kind of a relief not to hide it.
Yes, I’m quite proud of myself too. Thank you.
Oh, Jesus, it’s getting so late! I’m sorry to rush, but I’ll tell you more soon.