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Blog Log #4

Hello! Welcome to my fourth blog log! I’m really determined to do these once a month, and I’m super excited to share some really fun stuff that is going on in my life.

So I don’t 100% remember what I talked about last time, but I’ll just start from the beginning. Since coming back to Montreal things have been a whirlwind. I’ve been doing so much extra things because I just started working in a lab, and I need to complete all the prerequisite workshops before I can fully start my research. I’m nervous because I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m also really looking forward to it. The professor who’s supervising me is really great – he seems to be super chill, and I get the feeling that if I don’t know what to do or I have a question I can just go ask him. The other people in the lab are all really nice too, so I’m excited to meet them all and work with them. The only downside is that I unfortunately need to do experiments on mice, and while it’s all very humanely done, it will involve sacrificing them… so subsequently I feel like the world’s worst vegetarian. But what can you do? Not much unfortunately. I’ll just have to suck it up :(.

Getting this lab position means that I had to quit my job, so I ended that last week. I’m sad to be going, and also kind of worried about money at this point, but I’m super lucky to have really supportive parents, and have a campus where there are a lot of ways to be frugal with money. And this just means that I can’t add to my already huge TBR list – forces me to finish that up before moving on to rereads and new read haha.

I also just joined a band! I’m going to be play flute and piccolo in it and I’m so pumped. Our first rehearsal was last Wednesday, and I have to say that I was feeling on top of the world. I didn’t realize how much I loved playing until I hadn’t done it for two years and suddenly returned. Not doing music school was a good decision for me I think but it really halted my musical endeavors, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back into it. I’m also still involved with my volunteer organization, but I think I’m going to be taking a more relaxed role this term. We’ll see. I want to be really aware of how much I’m taking on and making sure my mental health is really good this term.

Spring boarding off of that, I just started some new medication, and I have to say that it’s incredible. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, which might garner a separate post in and of itself, but long story short I got medication for it over the break and it’s honestly changed my life. I feel like school is going to be much easier this term, and I’ll be able to stay on task and get more done. It’s a great feeling.

And finally, in regards to my personal life, I’m doing really well. I’ve dubbed 2018 the year of self-love, positivity, and support, and I’m really trying to stay true to this. That means that I’m going to focus on loving myself, and stop making self-deprecating jokes and remarks. That means being present in the lives of my loved ones, being there for them when they need me, and supporting them with all my heart. And it means looking past the little failures to see the big picture. This one is especially important to me – one failure does not mean that you need to drastically change your future. Keep working, and don’t let a little set back stop you from doing what you’re passionate about!

If you ever need support or advice, I’m here to talk!
Lets make 2018 the best year yet. Have a good week ducks! Peace out!

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