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How have you been? It’s been some time since I last heared from you! I hope you’re doing well and you and your family are healthy and happy.
I’ve been abnormally busy lately. My academic year is coming to an end and I still have to round up/plan/arrange so many things before summer starts. And get all my ECT’s ofcourse ;) Also, I happen to have a bustling social life, of course this happens to me right before I move away but I try to enjoy every single bit of it. I’m really excited for Bournemouth but I’m apprehensive about leaving my dear friends and new found social life.
Anyhow, I am also planning a trip to Bulgaria this summer which I am super excited about as well! The first real trip since 2008! I’ve been on citytrips but they weren’t for relaxing. Finally some time to recharge the batteries. I finally have time to plan these things for I used to work fulltime during summers, I must admit this is the plusside of being unemployed. (Downside is i’m going to be poor).
I am really happy I think, even though tides are changing. But one thing we know that is constant is change so it is not nessacarily a bad thing.
Dear friend, I am afraid you are going to have to wait for my return a little bit longer. I promise I will not make you wait forever, but for now I have a life to attend too.
I hope to hear from you soon.
One week since last post. I’m sorry.
This is what my week looked like:
Sunday - visiting friends from far away at a camping near our house.
Monday - working on a project the eeeeeeeentire day.
Tuesday - spent half the day at the hairdressers’ (it’s orange now) and had dinner with a friend.
Wednesday - spent almost the entire day at the hospital, as said friend needed emergency surgery and I wasn’t going to let him go through it alone.
Thursday - meeting with project group that lasted half a day, picking friend up at hospital and then at night I went clubbing.
Friday - meeting again, during the evening had to be present at a meeting for the volunteers for next weeks’ festival that I am a part of.
Saturday/today - going to do some school stuff, unpack my books and stack neatly in my room and maybe going to the jazzfestival tonight.
Sorry darlings for being awol lately.
These last few weeks of school are killing me. Last Tuesday I worked on only one assignment for 15 straight hours, not because I didn’t start working on it early enough, but because there was just no other time available to do it.
I’ve also been stressed about the Bournemouth U. application, but I’m happy to inform you guys that I have now selected all my subjects and that BU is processing my application. I hope to receive my acceptance letter soon (even though it’s not Hogwarts, but alas, it’s in the UK).
Besides school I’m also trying to spend as much time as possible with friends, as everything is going to change soon. Forever. The only constant thing we have in this life is change and some people are not realising that I’m leaving for over five months. That I might not come back if Bournemouth/UK appeals to me too much. That our student-days are almost over, the big scary world is right around the corner and we should cherish every moment we still have. And all I am thinking about are the people I’m going to leave behind. My life in college-town, my friends, my school, my stupid classmates, my funny classmates, my handsome classmates and my special-interest classmate. My home, my family, my country. I know Bournemouth is going to be one of those chapters in my life that I am going to love, but first there’s the saying goodbye to this chapter.
I’m constantly tired, I’m going on my last reserves here, emotionally and academically. I want to sleep for days but I can’t because there are actually things that need to be done. So many things… My non-stop headaches are back as well, even though the pain is now behind my eyes more or less, instead of on top of my head. Probably stress.
But friends, this is just a moment in time, and times will pass. So everything will be back to awesome soon.
Here’s Dan Howell in the fridge for ya:
Second time this week I dream about being chased by monsters. This time not in an unknown environment but in my own home. Freaking me out.
I haven’t been on Tumblr for what feels like aaaaages.
I’ve just been so busy lately, doing school stuff, being outside, having a social life etcetera. I’m having problems arranging my exchange to Bournemouth and it’s hanging on the edge of cliff. My roommate has been a pain in the ass the last few days.
We have a sort of ‘Americanized’ supermarket in the Netherlands since a few months, it happens to be in my college town and it’s the biggest supermarket in the entire country and I went there today for the first time and my mind was blown! Yes!
I was amazed and excited and godsmacked and !@#$%^&*$# by a friggin supermarket!
Now, folks, don’t think we don’t have supermarkets in the Netherlands, our supermarkets are just smaller and more personal, modest even. We don’t have Super U’s, Targets and Wallmarts, where would we put those collossal stores in our tiny country? Anyway, we have one now, and we spent about three hours there, just at that supermarket!
We had dinner first, you just pick out whatever you want and they prepare it for you for just a few Euro’s. I had rice with some beef terriyaki thingy and a yoghurt with fresh strawberries and I only had to pay €3,50! That is student-heaven!
I’m in awe. Seriously.
Thanks for reading my excited post about such a boring subject as a supermarket.
Whenever I open one of his books I finish it within something that feels like only a heartbeat. That is why I’m posting two John Green reviews in about one week. This time though, I couldn’t relate as much as with Looking for Alaska. It did got me thinking about life, living it and not regretting anything, which was his point I presume. And ofcourse, I cried, because omg. Well done, well done.
At first I thought that Peter van Houten was The Dutch Tulip Man, because he felt like ‘a con man’ at some point, and I thought Green was adding layers to the story, only to mindfuck us later on in the novel. But he didn’t, he was a gentleman, he added even another layer by explaining Van Houtens behaviour and past. It was round.
I’ve seen a lot of TFIOS quotes pass by but these are the ones that stuck with me while reading:
“Pain is like fabric, the stronger it is the more it is worth.” Page 284.
“My thoughts are stars I can’t fanthom into constellations.” Page 311.
Partying in Gent yesterday was a blast. I don’t care, I loved it.
Even though the DJ refused to play that song. Woke up kind of late this morning, had lunch with my bestie, and, dumdumduuuuuuum we are sort of thinking about planning a holiday together. Either a roadtrip to Sziget Festival in Budapest or maybe a vacation to Greece to eat ALL the delicious foods. I am really excited! I know I might get dissapointed if things don’t fall through but I need something to look forward to. Also, my student life is coming to an end and this summer is going to be the first one when I don’t have to work fulltime. I better make it count, as it is probably going to be the last summer vacation before graduation and working-life starts and everything will change and nothing will ever be the same again.
I’m currently reading The fault in our stars, and have been reading it the entire afternoon because once you open it, there is no way of putting it away. Also because I don’t want to start working on school assignments but I have to, I’m already falling behind as we speak.
But before I’ll start on my assignments I will finish my application for Bournemouth University, which is due May 15th. It’s going to be a hell of an adventure as I have never left my country for more than two weeks. It’s is going to be scary. I’ll be going there all by myself, no other students of my year are going in the first semester. However, I am positive, I think this is something I have to do for me, as a person. Being able to discover the world, broaden my horizon and experience all the new and exciting things that await me.
Folks, as I have told you now what is going on inside my head, I am going to try to focus on school for a bit. It’s going to be a very boring Friday evening for me.