The Time Thieves

Sometimes things just get in the way of what you thought you`d be doing. I realised the other day that I hadn`t posted anything on my blog for over a month, which made me wonder where did all the time go, and last but not least, how I spent all that time. I figured that there were at least three time consuming things that had been taking up my time more than usual.

  1.  University. A new semester, which included 4 different courses: Victorian literature; Language Acquisition; Morphology and Syntax and Bachelor thesis in Literature. So far I`ve been doing just fine on all the reading, and I can assure you, there`s a lot of pages to be read. Taking an extra course can feel a bit heavy on the workload sometimes, but I managed to do it last semester with good results, so I`m just trying to focus on how close I am to finish my BA. Just 4 months to go! Though I have to admit that it`s difficult to get time to read one novel a week. Especially when it´s written in the 19th century. Brontë and Dickens are wonderful writers, but very time-consuming. Image
  2. Fibromyalgia. Four years ago I got this time consuming, energy draining chronic  illness. I guess it had been lying underneath the surface for a while, as several of the symptoms were well known from my childhood, but a case of Mononucleosis caused it to appear and make life very difficult for a long time. One of the things making this condition worse is weather change, and January and February so far has been a difficult time period so far. One day it`s really, really cold outside, the next it`s raining outside. Not only is it difficult to dress to this kind of weather, but it also makes my body ache and really drains all the energy out of me. So having to combine this with extensive studies with mandatory attendance has been difficult. And a bit depressing at times. But I decided not to let it get to me. Because it`s going to get better. I know it will. In the meantime;Image
  3. TV-Shows. I`ve just recently discovered some new TV shows that doesn’t air on Norwegian TV, so I`ve been watching several seasons online. My latest discovery is Switched at Birth. Loving the whole deaf-angle. I mean this in a very positive way, because I really love linguistics and would love to learn sign language one day! The other show is an American “classic”; Sopranos. My BF got the entire season collection for Christmas, and we`re currently on the last season. Mafioso!Image

What are your time-thieves?

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The circle of friends is expanding

My BF and I have a close circle of friends consisting of a couple that’s getting married this summer, a guy who we’ve both known since we were teenagers and this last one who has been single for quite some time, but who recently introduced us to his girlfriend! This might not seem like a big deal, but trust me, it is. He has often said that the day he introduces us to a girl then it’s serious. Like introducing a girl to one’s parents-serious!

We’ve started this tradition that we all celebrate New Years Eve together, and this New years Eve, we were talking about how the table might look like in 2 and 10 years from now. Our hope is that two years from now we’ll need two more seats for the two guys’ girlfriends, and 10 years from now, a really long table to fit our hopefully expanded families:-)

So now I’m on the subway, on my way downtown to meet up with them and my BF for a meal and some pints at our favourite Irish pub. Isn’t nice when your close friends finds their special one? I think it’s awesome!