2014/05/10

Shit is getting real.

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I'll keep it short:
I'm graduating in the last week of June. BA Hons in Philosophy. The four (academic, at least) best years of my life so far.

I've been done with classes for a while, and just handed in my last essay ever at Stirling University on Thursday.

22. May I have my last exam ever at Stirling University.
The best years of my life are ending.

In August I'm moving to Oslo to hopefully do a year of interdisciplinary gender studies at the University there, because my goal is to do the English taught Masters in Gender Studies at the University in Oslo.

I've also gotten a deputy committee member position in the Norwegian feminist magazine 'Fett'.


Most of all I'm saying 'bye' to some of the greatest people I have ever met, and I have never had it like this, where I fit in somewhere. Most of all I dread graduation.

On the other hand, I'm so fucking tired of Stirling now. I need to get out before I go mental, and I'm looking forward to finally be able to properly hang out with my Norwegian friends on a regular basis.

This wee post will probably be one of the last ones.

Cheers for following my journey.

Remember, everything is temporary.

xoxo




2013/11/01

Procrastination.

It's Friday night and I should be writing my last compulsory essay for the semester, due in Monday noon, and I have a vague plan, but I'm really tired of essays at this point... This one is for Action & Freedom and to be honest, I know already I'll have to do the optional one...

It's November. What have I done so far?
-I go meditating almost every Monday now, I have for the last three weeks (except this Monday because of essays).
-I study quite a bit
-I moved due to mold in the old/new flat. It sucks but I like our new place quite a bit. I have a bigger room!
-I went to see Fall Out Boy, Neil Gaiman, and John Grant. In the future lies Braids, Frightened Rabbit and possibly Kurt Vile.
-I went to hang out w/Dide in Edinburgh.
-I've hung out quite a bit with Anthine and Jenny this semester.
-Some parties, some nights out.
-I'm reading my favorite Norwegian book again. Hvite Niggere.
-I went on an Amazon splurge and I'm now in possession of new books on feminism, anarchy, Locke's political philosophy, & of course some other books.
-I've seen at least three films at the cinema! Roman Holiday, What Maisie Knew, and Filth.
-Mum was here! It was great.
-I have figured out the next few years and what I want to do.

And I thought all I'd done was feeling empty and stressed, sitting by my desk.

I'll try to write my essay now. At least 1000 words before sleep. Oh fuck.

2013/06/23

One academic year left.

So, I have two semesters left.

I'm already prematurely missing Stirling, as if I've graduated.
Sigh. It's probably just the HORRIBLY LONG Summer break. In any case, in a week I'll be chilling in the (hopefully!!) sunny weather at the Hovefestival with Thea.

I can't promise any updates but have some bullet points;
*I have passed and I still have an honours, I think.
*The flat has dissolved, and I now live with Lisa in a new lovely flat, letting from private landlords that live literally next door. They have a dog and three cats and three kids.
*I have short, pastel pink/purple hair for the time being and it's been a while since I had this short hair and it feels nice.
*I have started liking olives. Hummus. AND SQUASH AND AUBERGINES. Such a good vegetarian.
*I have new good friends added to my little group of people.
*This past semester I've saved quite some money and life is quite good at the moment.
*I have two new tattoos, and ankh over my ankle, and a giant band logo on my thigh (Gatas Parlament)
*I have been to a few gigs, amongst them: Amanda Palmer & TGTO, Mindless Self Indulgence, Crystal Castles, Charli XCX........
*I've read a few good books, I've also done my hardest module as of yet (Heidegger's Being and Time).
*Oh, and this spring, it was actually full on snow storms and snowing until early April. Interesting Birthday in March, yep, yep.
*22 is quite cool so far, to celebrate Lisa made cupcakes and Alex made cocktails, we listened to Taylor Swift's "22" and I forced Alex into going to Dusk. Poor guy.

 *out of my window in the new flat, Lisa and Alex outside in the sun drinking rosé, I'm inside drinking rosé.

  *our new street <3 br="">

*endless amounts of tea have been consumed this semester