|When life gives you lemons , make lemonade - Copyright CLSS 2017|
What a first week back! Getting started again with essays and class has been a stressful, occasionally heavy, process. But it is beginning to take shape now I think. There is definitely some form of light at the end of the tunnel though I can't quite make out what it is yet. My first day back was the longest and most difficult, especially as I wasn't feeling as sunny as usual through not feeling the best. But getting through the day made me feel a bit better. Largely because it proved to me that anything is possible if you really set your mind to it. That was a Monday largely spent studying essay + poetry technique. Not the most engaging of topics, but important to cover nevertheless.
The rest of the week has sped by. Towards the beginning of the week, I felt quite homesick and found it difficult to concentrate on my work as a result. Particularly when time is limited as it is right now, this wasn't ideal. Luckily, with my lovely friends here to help, it wasn't too long before the cogs started turning again. The essays are starting to get underway again now. I think it is just that initial point when you begin the week thinking you know what to expect and than it just that little bit harder than you thought. Even though it is only a little bit harder, it becomes impossible to do anything but tread water at first as you become a bit afraid of what the next hurdle you need to face might be. It turns out in the end that there is nothing scary about the unexpected - we are simply afraid of not knowing. And in the end, it can turn out to be a pleasant surprise.
Despite spending a lot of hours in class and at the library doing research, I did go exploring York to reacquaint myself with what is currently my second home. Other than a few random snow showers, the weather has been beautiful. It has been ideal for sitting in the shade of the cherry blossom near York Minster and reading. So much work has gotten done just because of that factor. I also called at Fossgate books and the vintage store to look for some new reading material, because it wouldn't be York without a book crawl. Additionally, I went to Clifford's tower for the first time. Looking out and up from the hill made me feel, for a few seconds, like I was flying.
|Hey Mr. Blue Sky - Copyright CLSS 2017|