The Time Thieves

Sometimes things just get in the way of what you thought you`d be doing. I realised the other day that I hadn`t posted anything on my blog for over a month, which made me wonder where did all the time go, and last but not least, how I spent all that time. I figured that there were at least three time consuming things that had been taking up my time more than usual.

  1.  University. A new semester, which included 4 different courses: Victorian literature; Language Acquisition; Morphology and Syntax and Bachelor thesis in Literature. So far I`ve been doing just fine on all the reading, and I can assure you, there`s a lot of pages to be read. Taking an extra course can feel a bit heavy on the workload sometimes, but I managed to do it last semester with good results, so I`m just trying to focus on how close I am to finish my BA. Just 4 months to go! Though I have to admit that it`s difficult to get time to read one novel a week. Especially when it´s written in the 19th century. Brontë and Dickens are wonderful writers, but very time-consuming. Image
  2. Fibromyalgia. Four years ago I got this time consuming, energy draining chronic  illness. I guess it had been lying underneath the surface for a while, as several of the symptoms were well known from my childhood, but a case of Mononucleosis caused it to appear and make life very difficult for a long time. One of the things making this condition worse is weather change, and January and February so far has been a difficult time period so far. One day it`s really, really cold outside, the next it`s raining outside. Not only is it difficult to dress to this kind of weather, but it also makes my body ache and really drains all the energy out of me. So having to combine this with extensive studies with mandatory attendance has been difficult. And a bit depressing at times. But I decided not to let it get to me. Because it`s going to get better. I know it will. In the meantime;Image
  3. TV-Shows. I`ve just recently discovered some new TV shows that doesn’t air on Norwegian TV, so I`ve been watching several seasons online. My latest discovery is Switched at Birth. Loving the whole deaf-angle. I mean this in a very positive way, because I really love linguistics and would love to learn sign language one day! The other show is an American “classic”; Sopranos. My BF got the entire season collection for Christmas, and we`re currently on the last season. Mafioso!Image

What are your time-thieves?

7 thoughts on “The Time Thieves

    • It is! I feel like it`s one of the few tv series that actually shows some depth in the storytelling. TV definetely is one of my biggest time-thieves, but I`ve started to think more about what I`m watching. If I`m not at all interested in what`s on, then i turn it off. Though that can be difficult sometimes when there`s two or more who wants to see different things:-P Luckily I have a BF who gladly lets me have my weekly Grey`s Anatomy uninterrupted:-)

  1. I admire your attitude toward dealing with Fibro. From all I’ve heard from people I know who have it, it’s a really difficult thing to go through. I pray that the weather gets better where you are so you’ll feel better 🙂 Your classes sound so interesting. Did you know I majored in English Literature for two years, and then it became my minor? Even before college, Dickens was my favorite author 🙂

    • Thank you for saying that! It has been a very long and difficult journey to where I`m at today. The weather has luckily been staying somewhat put the last couple of days; cold, but no big changes. But I can`t wait for spring to be here! My classes are very interesting indeed, varied but still subjects I`ll probably make use for in the future as well. Yeah, I remember reading something about you having studied English, I think. Nice to meet a fellow English Lit – person. Haven`t met anyone beyond the Uni boundaries actually; I usually get confusing/acting-interested-but-couldnt-care-less facial expressions when I tell people what I study (a major in English Literature and minor in General Linguistics) Dickens was a very good writer, though I`ve only read Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol, I do feel that I`ve caught the very essence in his way of writing.

    • oh absolutetely! I can sit down infront of the computer and think “hm.. I think I`m going to read a couple of blogs now” — Three Hours later; still reading/blogging. I try to multitask though. Blogging while reading and watching TV, might not be the most productive way of managing my time, but it works somehow.

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