hello everybody! I truly hope you’re doing amazing, and if not, I hope things will get easier for you.
I haven’t posted anything that was really new or personal since the end of May, and I’m truly sorry about that. a few things happened and I simply lost the want to post on blog. but hopefully I’m back for a good now. my goal this year was to post a new post each week, and I’d been successful until recently, so it’s time to get back on track, because I truly adore my blog and sharing things with you on here!
things got a bit complicated with Edinburgh. it was my main source of stress honestly. I wasn’t sure if I’d need to be put on quarantine or not when getting there until very recently, and it meant I couldn’t plan my anything until I knew for sure. fortunately, people coming from France won’t have to be put on a 2 weeks quarantine, which is a relief. and it also means that yesterday I was finally able to buy my one-way ticket and book my airbnb for the week before I’m able to move into my apartment! I’m officially leaving on August 29th with a friend from uni who will be staying with me until I’m moving in on September 5th!
but something else that got me quite stressed is that my university suddenly asked me to provide official English translations of some documents, when previously they’d told me they’d be the ones taking care of making translations…and because they took so long to answer to my emails, this mess just got bigger and bigger, but I’m happy to say I sent all the translations needed yesterday, and so hopefully my admission will be finalised very soon.
it’s just very stressful to try to plan a move when you don’t know how things will go with covid and when your university isn’t being very helpful. but I’m seeing the end of this mess.
my mental health also got really rough in June and July. it’s still not great at all. I feel like I’m on a rollercoaster: one day is extremely good and the next is terribly bad. but I’m doing my best and trying not to put too much pressure on myself. I’m trying to take this one day at a time. which means I’ve been reading a lot less, because when my mental health gets really bad I cannot seem to focus, and mixing this with my current reading slump….yeah, it’s not ideal, but I’m dealing with this. but because I’m not reading much, I’ve been watching a lot of tv shows. I’m currently watching season 9 of Criminal Minds, still making my way through this monster; I also started another huge series, which is Naruto (!!!!!!) and I’m nearly done with season 1 and loving it! I find it so easy to watch and so relaxing! and finally I’m nearly done with watching a Thai drama called Until We Meet Again, and I’m absolutely obsessed. it’s queer, it’s heartbreaking but hopeful at the same time, I’m simply in love. so even though I did not get to read much these past two months, I got to watch some pretty amazing stuff!
so as I said, I’m hoping to be officially back and consistent on this little platform that I adore. I just missed writing blog posts and talking with you all. and yes, my picture for this post is one I got to take at Disney Land Paris, because I was lucky to go there during the week with my friend Clara, and it was one of the best days I’ve had in months, so I thought why not share it a little with you! next post will most likely be my June wrap up (oops, I’m late) and then my July wrap up…and then we’ll go back to something a bit more personal and cosy!
that’s it for today, I’ll see you soon, have a nice day 🌿