Taking another year off

I’m finding myself in that situation again this academic year, mainly thanks to coronavirus this time around rather than financial worries. But this time, I can see it coming, and I won’t lose focus. I won’t waste this year. I’ve got things I need to do to be ready for …

Self-isolation, quarantine, whatever this limbo is; week seven

Time is strange at the moment. It goes fast, but feels slow. Days take ages, but are over before you know it. This strange coronavirus limbo is warping things. It’s so quiet outside, it’s unreal. Eerie. Spooky. It feels like the entire world has been paused. I didn’t get a …

Self-isolation, week four

It reminds me of when I was unemployed, having all this free time. But it’s weird – instead of bumming around playing videogames all day and moderating meaningless internet forums, this time I am spending my time improving my situation. I asked Twitter when the lockdown first started if this …

Three years ago, today

Or yesterday, I forget. Whichever day it was, three years ago I was going to kill myself. I’ve come a long way, baby. Far enough? Not yet. We still have a ways to go. But still, considering the progress that I have made, it’s unreal. Compare the person I was …

From Ramblings, to Reflections

I’m changing “Ramblings” to “Reflections”. It’s not often I make changes or additions to the structure of the blog, but this seems right. Language is fascinating, and this is an example of how the language you choose to use defines you. You see, “Ramblings” gives the impression of me waffling …

L3CiCS Reflective Diary – 4th October 2019

This week we talked about the different helping roles in agencies, and we explored the limitations of counselling in relation to a client’s expectations. I wasn’t initially going to write anything in my reflective diary this week as I don’t feel we covered anything I had any deep or significant …

So I took a year off, from everything

I mean, it was mostly not through choice. We needed to make sure we would make it through the year financially. Sure, an exotic cat was added to the family in 2019, but other than that, we were careful. Frugal. Thing is, I got lazy and complacent. I found the …

On hold. What to do?

Potentially, I may have to hold fire on continuing my Counselling training for this upcoming academic year. We booked our annual holiday pretty much as soon as we came back off of our holiday last year, and it happened to coincide with the external assessment for my counselling course. So …