Posts Tagged ‘exam’

I may be old but i’m someone new, she said.

September 9, 2008


If i’m granted the self imposed (depending how you look at it), year off then the plan goes something like this….

  1. Support self by temping in the city. This is the easy part.
  2. Use the next 12 months to regain enough of my former self to be resiliant enough to complete my degree and complete it really well. (this is the part which is much more appealing than actually going back to school)
  3. Pay off my visa bill. It stands at £2,800 just now. I’ll make one of those totaliser things for it I think.

Without too much angsting I do feel as though I have lost alot of depth since I moved down here. Back when i was interesting i read the guradian and the observer every weekend, watched the films they recommended and had lengthy discussions about them. I took courses on directors/auteurs and genres. I’ve seen one alternative film at the cinema in the past 2 years. It was The Diving Bell and The Butterfly. I read masses and knew who’d won the Booker Prize. I went to art exhibitions both locally and in London and even all the way to Milton Keynes once just to see some Gilbert and George. I saw alot more bands than I have lately and went to the theatre quite often too.

I have let all of these things slide away into a cultural void. no wonder i get so bored/stressed.

Meanwhile my city college is offering a course called Write a Novel in a Year, every saturday from October to May (i think). If I can decide what i’d like to write a novel about i might sign up.


    August 24, 2008

    This is me tring to pull myself together sincei  still have mental health to revise.

    To be gained from passing law…

    1. Well i get to go back to school in 3 weeks.
    2. I can buy a shiny new laptop with my disabled students allowance (im dyslexic and add don’t you know) I want this one…..

    1. I can get a new tattoo which i think might cheer me up. I think I might like a bee for many reasons. I like this one quite alot…
    2. I’d be super busy again and not have time to be so depressed.
    3. I get to go and work at the refugee place which i keep forgetting to be excited about since i demmanded it!!
    4. And, well i’d be a bit closer to being a social worker…