By Aine Fogarty
Hello everyone. I hope you’re all doing fantastic and welcome back to another of my first-year diary entries. I’ve been wracking my brain with topics to talk about this week but if I’m being honest I haven’t been doing a whole pile. It’s been a rough few days for me because I am lacking a lot of motivation to do anything or to go to any lectures. I’m starting to become more and more behind in classes and I’m leaving assignments until the very last minute which I used to never do. The lack of care I have about college at the moment is a bit concerning so I’m hoping to try and knock myself out of this slump soon. Maybe talking about it here will help unload some of my thoughts.
Like I said at the beginning, I haven’t been up to much and to put it simply, I’ve been very lazy. I’ve kept up with my healthy eating which I’m quite surprised about if I’m honest. I didn’t expect it to last but I’m enjoying all these new recipes and going to the shop at the weekend to pick out new foods for the week. My daily walks have slacked though due to the unpredictable weather. This country loves its rain and I would rather not get soaked every day.
Other than my attempt at a lifestyle change, the only other news I have for you all is I’ve gotten back into reading regularly again. I’m the type of person to go through phases of only being interested in one thing. The last while it has been Twitch streamers and Youtubers but one day I got the urge to read again. Since then I’ve been flying through books at a rapid pace. I have a habit of buying books all the time and adding them to my shelf to be left unread for months. Now I’m finally making a dent in that constantly growing pile. I’ve become obsessed with The Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare and I will embarrassingly admit that I made a pricey Amazon purchase last week so I could own the whole series. My Goodreads ‘to be read’ section is quickly decreasing as books are marked as read. During this slump, books have been a great escape and I am happy to be reading again.
This is the end of my tenth diary entry and I hope you’re enjoying so far. I’m looking forward to the next one.