Hello folks! Long time no see. I apologise for not writing anything for the last issue of SIN but I had the dreaded Covid and my ramblings were not fit for public consumption. A lot has changed since I last chatted to you all. I did my driving test, caught Covid and quit my job. It’s been a busy few weeks so let’s catch you up.
If you recall the last time we were in contact, I was just about to do my driving test. Well you are now looking at a fully licensed driver. I managed to pass the test first time! I was completely sure I had failed it but my nanny had the candle lit so God was on my side. Along with becoming a licensed driver, I also caught the illness of the year, Covid-19, the Omicron variant. Not a fantastic start to February but c’est la vie. I had to isolate by myself in my college bedroom for two whole days before any of my other housemates tested positive. In that time I managed to rewatch most of Jane the Virgin, start the new Disney+ series Pam and Tommy (would highly recommend, the prosthetics are amazing!) and even watch the new Disney animation Encanto. Considering I was sick as a dog and it was difficult to leave my bed to go to the bathroom without coughing a lung up, I’d say it was a productive couple of days. One thing that the isolation process made clear to me is that being alone is trash. It was so hard not being able to hug my boyfriend, or converse with my friends in person. It was quite a lonely process and I would hate to go through it again. That being said I only had to go through just over 48 hours’ worth of total isolation before my boyfriend and our housemate Noel (the Marvel fan from a few issues back) tested positive. I dread to think how my mental health would have suffered if I had had to do the full seven days.
On a brighter note, I have finally quit my part time job as a waitress to focus on college more and I couldn’t be more at peace with my decision. Juggling waitressing work and college work proved to be too big of a challenge for my brain and motivation levels. It feels almost like the end of an era, but with the pressures of final year assignments looming large over me I am completely comfortable with the decision and hope that this will help in reducing my stress levels.
That’s all the news I have for you this week folks. Thank you for reading and I hope you all survive the midterm deadlines and RAG week with some form of sanity and liver function.