Thursday, January 13th, 2005 • 1 Comment on Happy New Year! (I Mean It This Time)
I know I’m about two weeks behind everyone else, but I finally
feel like 2005 has started for me. After a bad beginning on New Year’s Day (which I have very deliberately neglected to document) and a long and trying bout of sickness, I’m starting to feel human again. I’m back in school to pursue my Masters degree, and even though I’m only taking one class this semester, it feels like a long time coming after talking about it for four years (maybe longer?), beginning the application process three times and debating two different majors. I’ve reduced my hours at the library, after much consideration and discussion over the past several months about whether to resign and I’m making more of a commitment to my writing by setting goals and getting organized. These are small changes, but for someone like me who resists change (I once had that written on a formal evaluation: “Kristina is resistant to change.”), it feels like a new beginning, which is… nice. Inspiring. A little exciting, even.
Also exciting is the prospect of having five days off from both work and school, as my Humanities class for next Tuesday has been cancelled. I have quite a lot of reading to do for the class, starting with Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, so I should get going on that. I also have at least eight deadlines coming up between next week and the end of February. I’m sure it will ruin my reputation as a wild party girl, but I’m actually looking forward to a lot of reading and writing time over the next few days. I will try, in the interest of not causing widespread panic and bewildered disillusionment, to throw a little partying into the mix. Just for balance, you understand.