Day #215: My Manic and I

Posted by Alex | | Posted On Saturday, 3 April 2010 at 14:47

It's two weeks into my trial run of 'living alone'. I started, considering it is the Easter recess, just so I wouldn't have to travel home, unpack, travel back, unpack; be bored etc. It evolved from there into this whole idea of "Well, you're going to be in a strange country without people you know next year", and from there became this. And so far, I'm pretty damned good at it - I feel like a whole new person; well, maybe not a whole one...maybe like a Toulouse Lautrec-sized one.

I wake up, I shower, I spend the day with things to do; I venture to the shops, I drink tea more times than is necessary, I spend so very little (and when I do, it's a treat); I just get on with my life. I don't see the big hoo-hah of having to see my parents three times a year as dictated by the University Code - "You must go home at Christmas, Easter, and Summer Recess and spend every hour with your parents telling them you miss them and cannot live without their help". Pah, sure, love thy mother and thy father, but don't rub it in so much that you appear needy.

But, it's not all fun-and-games here at the O.K. Corral. Admittedly, I'm only "doing fine" because my parents had to sub me £190 to tide me over on my rent. And my sleeping pattern has gone all out of shape - I'm up til 2am trying to fall asleep, then don't wake up til 12.30 the next day despite two alarms (one at 8 and one at 9.30).  Sure, it's the same amount of daytime, but, it's the wrong times of day - I totally miss the morningtime, and I'm still awake when the rest of the city is mostly asleep. What gives?  Tonight, I think I'm going to force a large mug of Valerian and Chamomile tea down, and see how sleepy I get.

Also, since I'm half-a-new-me, I figured once I start getting money in I'm going to budget like a pro and try and sort my life out, both academically, fashionably, and inexplicably. All I have to do is get through the next two months on a budget, and then I am free to be a little more 'lax' with my spending. Here's to a hopefully good summer...because it's bloody miserable weather outside.


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