So apparently it's been a whole year since I've visited these parts. 'These parts' being WordPress. This is technically not true. I've dropped by occasionally. Sat in front of the computer, willing myself to write something for it to just... not happen. For a while I had excuses - I was abroad and then I … Continue reading A Year
Everything I thought I hadn't got out of my university experience, I definitely did get and beyond. Mia in 2013 would never have expected to achieve half of what Mia in 2016 has. To be anything other than proud and grateful would feel disingenous. I definitely did make the right choice, and the impact of my university experience is still reaping benefits, for the time being, at least.
Between balancing full-time (ish) education, essentially working two part-time jobs, having a social (ish) life and being in a long-distance relationship that is happy and fulfilling (and also a lot of hard work in terms of communication, thanks time zones), time to sit down and write anything that isn't to do with any of those things has been rare. Now that I'm finding a balance between the four (five, if you're counting my relationship) different things happening in my life, it'll be easier to sit and dedicate time to writing and maybe even sift through the draft titles and decide what is terrible and what is less terrible. Maybe even read a book. Oh god, being an adult is hard and tiring.
If I had a pound for every time I'd tried to start and keep up with a blog, I wouldn't have needed to take out a student loan. I honestly could have funded my entire university education, including the semester in the US, and I would still have change. Never mind.