September 14, 2014
I’m very predisposed to be anxious for no reason whatsoever. I think there’s this expectation inside of me that I need to continue being perfect and not a disappointment that I push unnecessarily high standards on myself, and as a result, I physically suffer because of internalised pressure.
I just felt sadder today than usual, and I don’t know why. Possibly the lack of running this entire last week, and the fact that I’ve been pretty cruel to my body these last few days; going to sleep late, forcing it to get up somewhat early…
I shall run tomorrow. I shall. I need to. I’m showing signs of excessive sadness and a lack of motivation because of my sickness, and, again, the lack of exercise.
Prodo days don’t help, though I did get to go out and photograph buildings. I found an old Porsche sitting on the street, and I added to my instagram profile.
September 13, 2014
You ever just have a really lazy day where you know you should be doing homework, and you do some homework, but you’re also aware that there’s not that much and you can push it till tomorrow?
I did have things to do as well though; we had a meeting for the Russian speakers club in the afternoon, and I did read a few articles. Otherwise, it was lounging around and enjoying the wonderful weather outside. It’s starting to look a lot like autumn… everywhere you go…
September 12, 2014
Day 1 of the weekend, because if we’re going to be absolutely honest, the lack of classes on Friday makes it the weekend. And the fact that I have work on Sunday for the Hatchet and homework means that Sunday reaaaally isn’t actually the weekend.
I didn’t do much during the day besides homework and sleeping, since my sleep schedule is slowly going down the drain.
In the evening, I hung out with friends (friends!) and we wandered around at nighttime since one of them was trying to buy the iPhone 6 at 3 in the morning… I just photographed.
September 11, 2014
It’s been a busy day. There were quite a few different items that could’ve been photographed around campus and DC in honour of September 11th, but I have so many classes on Thursday that I didn’t exactly have the time to go around anywhere.
I was also tired after last night’s crazy prodo for the Greek guide coming out today (though it’s really nothing compared to the hype and exhausting energy of recruitment coming up for the next 5 days), but I lasted through the day. I thought I would fall asleep at yoga, but it turns out that I started mad coughing during meditation.
Oh body, please get better soon.
September 9, 2014
Between studying and trying to ward off this sickness, I’m not sure there’s much else going on in my life. I ordered quite a few prints of photographs to go up on my wall, so hopefully that’ll be coming in the next few weeks. I’m excited to make my wall even prettier.
September 8, 2014
Let’s start week 3 with a nice solid Monday, all over again!
In other words, I’m sick with who knows what, and apparently the chills my body was feeling yesterday were not the wind, but rather chills in my body that were a warning signal I was coming down with something.
(Photo credit: Guy on the street taking pictures of people with former candidate for New York City mayor Jimmy McMillan.)
September 7, 2014
For the first time in a week (or nearly a week), I finally went and ran! The knee brace is rather constricting, for obvious reasons, I think, but I still managed 2 miles somehow. My body was a bit more chilled than it usually is when I’m running, though perhaps that’s because the temperature in DC has dropped.
The rest of the day was essentially prodo; that takes up time from noon till roughly 22.00 at night, though I left earlier because I wanted to photograph the sunset with a friend. We stumbled upon a wedding also being photographed at the Reflection Pool! (This was ultimately the product of our excursion out.)
September 6, 2014
I didn’t go running again this morning, though I did finally buy a knee brace so that I can run the next day! I did a bunch more of homework, and stopped by the Hatchet today for office hours while it was raining.
Quiet Saturday, other than that. I think my stress levels are getting higher again, because I was quite worried the entire day.
September 5, 2014
The fact that I get Fridays off is absolutely blissful. I didn’t do too much for most of the time, though I accomplished and pushed a bit of homework out of the way, until the afternoon and evening.
In the afternoon, I hung out with a really good friend, and we walked around Georgetown while he did a bit of shopping. I tried to take some photographs, though nothing really particularly attracted my attention.
In the later portion of the evening, I finally went out to a party. It was fun, I do believe.
September 4, 2014
My Thursday was a bit freer than…
I take that back. I had 4 classes today, starting with a 9.35 class on the other campus. However, I found that I had quite a few friends in that discussion section, so I wasn’t worried. I also finished with 3 of my classes early in the afternoon, and my last class is yoga in the evening, so I suppose it didn’t count as particularly work-intensive.
I did have a Hatchet assignment to complete, but I had plenty of time afterwards, so I went to the poster fair and purchased 3 art prints for $15 (which is a very decent price considering that similar sized art prints at a museum could go for as much as $15 or $20). I also managed to take a nice enough photo of how my wall looks.
September 2, 2014
Sadly, after a 4 day weekend, I had to go to classes and do some homework. It’s weird going to classes after a short week, and then having a weekend that’s just as long as the work week.
I also had a Hatchet assignment to do for a future edition. Apparently we’re covering a local artist who’s performing at Union Market soon, so I went to Union Market to go photograph the location, though I’d never been there before. It’s not the friendliest looking place in DC, but it’s fairly safe enough.
Union Market by itself though…. Wow. What a place. It reminds me of Europe and the Chelsea/SoHo neighbourhood up in NYC all mixed together. It’s wonderful.
Very artsy, even.
September 1, 2014
So… prodo day, which essentially means that I spend half the day working on production for the print edition coming out Tuesday (tomorrow).
I was in the townhouse from noon till nearly 22.00.
I am also rather lucky to say that it rained at some point. I love the rain. If I could live somewhere with a rainy climate, I would.
August 31, 2014
Sadly, for every fun Saturday, there must be a not-quite-as-fun-Sunday. Though usually Sundays are prodo days for the Hatchet, the fact that tomorrow is Labour Day means that we actually release our print edition Tuesday instead of Monday.
But because tomorrow is production day, that means I had to spend most of today working on homework. :sadface: