Hey. I’m still alive.
When I said last post that I might disappear now and then, I didn’t think it’d happen so literally.
I don’t think I’ve said this before but I’m trying for a Master’s in English literature. I knew this degree ain’t easy but I sure as hell wasn’t expecting to show up for the first day of class and be bombarded with work. No, really, read+analyze Hamlet, read a 200 line poem, read the whole fucking history of England, prepare a seminar, prepare an assignment…all on the first frickin day.
Along with this, I moved to a private hostel and found that it sucked monkey balls so had to move again, all the while remembering how much I hate sharing a room. Plus other stress stuff that I won’t mention for fear of oversharing.
Basically, the week’s been hell in many ways. I’ve settled in a bit now but I haven’t been online in all that time and honestly? I don’t know if I can manage it at all while studying for my M.A while also prepping for another exam I want to take. Seriously, I’ve mostly used the internet to download texts recently and gods, that’s sad.
I hate to say this but forget the hiatus, I might actually disappear from blogging entirely for a while. I know some people can juggle full time work/study with these things but I’m unfortunately not such a person. I’m not happy about this but I’m not happy about a lot of things lately and what can ya do.
BUT I didn’t make this post to whine – well not just to whine.
See, around last week, a certain blogger had dropped a hint that he’d do something on Oct 8, my birthday. Now, he denied any plans – I didn’t believe you, Michels – but I knew he was going to do something. And truth be told, I was curious to see what he’d come up with.
But life’s a bitch like that and Oct 8 was actually the day I had to move. After that, it’s been, well, hectic is an understatement. Only tonight did I get back home and manage to log in to wordpress to see Michels’ post.
Is this guy for real? No, seriously, how can one person be this sweet and kind?? I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that someone this nice actually exists but at the same time, I can’t find it in me to be too surprised because Michels has consistently been an absolute joy to blog with.
So thank you, Michels. I can’t express in words how much your post meant to me. I hate this birthday of mine for many reasons but your kindness is something I’ll always remember and treasure.
It’s not just Michels. Those of you who wished me a happy birthday in the comments also have my deepest gratitude. I know some of you – Karandi, Remy, Weekend, Otaku Judge, Arria – while others are strangers just like I’m a stranger to them, but still, you guys all took some time out of your own busy lives to shoot me a wish and I’m a wee bit (read: a hella lot) stunned here. Thank you.