It’s been a long time

Hello!

If you’re reading this post, I want to thank you for doing so. It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post, about 9 months I think, and a lot has happened, and I’ve missed blogging. So this is my attempt to get back to it. Some of you may know that I have been blogging on and off for most of my life – it started when I was about 14 years old and joined MySpace, which had a blog function built into the pages back then. Then I created blogs on separate platforms throughout my teens, and ended up here in my early 20s, and I’m now 25.

An Update

People don’t read blogs to read a novel, but I wanted to share a little bit of the last 9 months, and why I’ve been away, and why I’m back. So my last entry was in May; I worked a lot in May because someone quit and I took over her shifts. I also started packing up my room/apartment, as I started my summer job in June and also had to move on July 1st. I worked A LOT during the summer; I had one week off where I read a bit and went to my new place to unpack and put together furniture – on the moving day my parents and I literally just emptied one place, put everything into the new place, and left. In August, my grandfather passed away, and I started uni again. I still had my Master’s thesis to finish, and I started a one-year program in Nordic studies (linguistics and literature). I somehow managed to finish my thesis by the deadline, November 15th, and defended it and got a passing grade on December 15th. I spent most of Christmas sleeping, and my boyfriend came to visit for New Year’s and we had a really good time together. One of my best friend’s gave birth to a baby boy on January 2nd, and my other best friend and I will be god mothers at the Christening later in March, which I’m really excited about!

Where I am now

I don’t mean physically (although that is in the apartment I moved into in July). I’m continuing Nordic studies, I have 4 classes, 37.5 ECTS total, this semester, where two are literature courses and two are language/linguistics courses. My literature courses are called “Theory, Genre, Analysis” (I just call it analysis for short), and “Literary Cultural Meetings and Cultural Identity” (I call this one cultural identity). My linguistics classes are Language History & Development, and The Study of Meaning: Semantics and Pragmatics. I also work every other weekend at the museum now, I got offered a permanent position I’d applied for at the end of October, which is amazing and I love it.

I love my classes, everything is really interesting, and I love learning! But I can feel that I am ready to be done with studies now. I’ve got two degrees and then some, and sitting down to do uni work is becoming more of an annoyance than anything else (I currently have 3 essays to write, and I just don’t want to). I’m ready to get to the part of life where I work, and then I come home to my boyfriend and we can do life things together because when I’m done with the work day I’m done with work for that day, you know? I understand that there will always be things hanging over you, stuff that needs doing and all that, but I’m ready for that next step in life; to go from being a student in university to be an adult contributing to society by working, paying taxes, and spending money (haha).

I’m hoping to be able to keep blogging a bit from now on. I’ve really missed it. I’m really busy, but this is something I want to do for myself, without any pressure for it to be anything specific, just me and the keyboard and whatever is on my mind.

xoxo

Julie

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