It's that time of year again...
Three weeks of Uni left - five assignments to get in. That's my version of 'exam week' because I don't have any exams.
So, I don't have much spare time on my hands. In fact it's the other way around: I don't have enough time on my hands. Unfortunately, that means that I haven't had time to invent a revolutionary machine that I can plug into my clock every night and wind back to gain a few more hours to research academic journals, order library books or write another 1000 words. (That would be very cool - but I just don't have time...sigh)
I do the next best thing, and hide under a rock (not literally). No shopping, no novels, no interior decorating, no cooking, no writing for fun, no photo-editing, no long phone calls with friends...you get the picture? I'm locked in the study, chained to my computer (blogging. Hah, shhhh) I hear your sympathetic groans. But not so fast, you don't have to worry! I'm weird!
Yes. I actually have fun when I'm reading, researching and writing in the world of academia. Confession: I do this during the holidays when I'm bored. I do this on weekends sometimes. I'm a research-aholic. I read research papers by the Australian Institute of Family Studies for fun. I borrow books from the library on the different generations, on feminism, on the decline of religion...fascinating.
So don't feel sorry for me when I disappear under a rock, because I'm secretly having fun. But I do get tired, and my brain begins to bulge with information overload, so I'll always re-emerge sooner or later.
In the meantime - don't expect me to answer your letters or phone calls.
Disclaimer: I came out from under my rock to blog this and fiddle around with my laptop. In the process of doing that, I deleted every single photo I've ever uploaded (don't ask me how I did it) THEY'RE JUST GONE! Hear my screaming. Moral of the story: I should have just stayed under my rock.