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Hey everyone! Welcome! It is Thursday, week 10.

No PLO reflections today. I have not really focused on my project these past few days. I have noticed that it is extremely hard for me to combine work and appointments these days. If I have an appointment later in the afternoon, I do a tiny bit of work in the morning, but that is mostly just contract work… Not school work.
I have always felt like going out for anything is such a vacuum for time, and these past days have solidified that feeling for me once again. However, maybe it is just me being introverted and therefore preparing for going out. Which in turn makes me use more time to get ready and unwind afterwards?
I honestly am not sure how that works… Maybe extraverted people do not get that much done, but they talk more about it, making it seem they did more?

I will stop spiraling now. Sorry.

So, what have I been up to?

Well, yesterday I spend the evening with one of my best friends. I have not seen her in a very long time. I always tend to give work the primary focus, so actual friendships tend to be left behind a bit. Yesterday was the time to water that relationship again! And it was a lot of fun. I ended up eating dinner at her place, and this was the first time I was able to eat a full meal outside the house! I was so proud, and I am so glad I got to enjoy this with a friend.

We ended up just playing party games on the Wii U, and it was exactly the time off that I needed. Just having fun. No deadlines, no work piling up, no expectations. Just clean, innocent fun, yelling at each other for taking the other’s balloon, haha!

Today, there was also the Honours Show and Tell. This is basically the moment where Honours students get the chance to defend their work and receive stars for their efforts.
However, I was only there to support everyone that was in the schedule! I have been an Honours member for 2 years now, and have done a LOT of work for this. If I had written a portfolio, I could have had at least half of the stars already. But I decided to focus on myself (and doing a poor job at that as well) instead. So I will be claiming some stars next year.
For today, it was nice to see what to expect from a Show and Tell. That way, I know what I need to do for next year.

3 Comments

  • Sebastiaan says:

    I have once watched a video about a guy who got some price and he said. I thought I wanted this, and it felt great…… for about 15 seconds and then I thought about the relationships that crumbled and the time I did not spend with my family and friends. Good job on noticing itself and acting accordingly <3

    • Ilse says:

      Oeh! I associate that quote with that video of that college graduate who was allowed to speak at the graduation. He spoke about how he wanted to be best of the class and how that ended up being those 15 seconds of fame that did not satisfy at all…

  • Yimeng Yang says:

    I don’t even know that you are an introvert, I thought you are really good at making new friends. Because the llse I know she is a very smart and talkative person, and in the meantime, she is a great team leader. Regardless of that part, I’m very glad that you have a wonderful time with your friends, you can’t always push yourself, you need some rest both physical and mental. Friendship is very important to everybody, don’t lose it because of the primary focus. They don’t conflict with each other, you can do both of them at the same time. And I hope that you can make more friends in the future and maintain your besties.

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