The Final Countdown: February

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It’s been a challenging month. I’m not sure why, but towards the end of winter/beginning of spring my mental health just decides to go wacky for a bit. I’m not sure why, but here we are.

Besides that, other things have happened, I’ve had a million assessments, and my Grandad decided now was the time for him to leave.

Instead of dwelling on that, I’ve decided to take a leaf out of my friend Gem’s book and list all the positive things that have happened.

  1. I finally started writing my dissertation! By that I mean actual genuine content, not writing the 100 ish word abstract and convincing myself that I had made proper progress.
  2. I have managed to gain not one, but TWO awards this month for my volunteering in Orchestra and Barbershop and pottering around the University. One being the coveted Chester Difference Award, the other being the Gold Volunteering Award! Yes there are fancy awards evenings for both – I’m holding out for free food. Apparently you get a goodybag so that’s good by me.
  3. I’m one of the one hundred! Before my Dad reads this and makes a joke about the TV show, I’m referring to the Chester Ted Talk that is taking place next month. I applied and got in! I got so excited I sent a ridiculously long voice note to my friend just RAMBLING about it, but I’m sure I will be able to take away so much from that day.
  4. I got to sing in a Gold Medal winning Barbershop chorus!! At the beginning of the month I toddled along to barbershopper-since-she-left-the-womb Olivia’s rehearsal with the Cheshire Chord Company and they let me sing Heart of my Heart with them, and it was SO COOL. I mean, I felt really cool. Also the building was freezing, so it was cool in more than one sense.

My point is, things could be very very very bad, but also you could get a few nice emails that boost your ego a little bit. It’s not all terrible, I promise.

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