Three down, one more exam to go. I've been reading about group rights in Cape cod and Malagasy funerary rites, development projects of NGOs across the world, actors and agents in the public and private sectors. I don't think I'll do very well in the exams, but I can't say I've learnt absolutely nothing. If anything, the course itself has been quite fulfilling and I've read and known about a ton of things I couldn't have known otherwise. It's been so taxing that I definitely need to work for a few years after this and get out of university for a while, but I can see more academics in the future.
I haven't written anything in a while, but I have been doing other interesting work, something I hope to build on and do more of while I write up my dissertation. My much needed hiatus from writing is also over. I figured that the extra practice will help when I'm writing my dissertation anyway.
After the exams, I'll travel a bit and I have a few mundane things lined up as well, which as of now, are too boring to talk about.
I'm very thankful that I finally have the courage to love someone and not fight it, which is usually what I do and then just date someone I don't really want to.
I'm also happy that it is someone I've trusted, respected and done crazy things with for more than one third of my life. I want to say thank you for being so patient.
After a few months of excruciating loneliness here and getting to know the place better, I think I've come out of the experience much stronger and more peaceful and self confident.