Finding My Way Back

Bildresultat för determination

This picture really feels like me at the moment. The last week I have had no motivation to blog. Crazy last week with the last week on campus before summer. Labs every day and trying to meet everyone before people before leaving. Then May 1st happened and after a short night work started. Then long days and last weekend driving a total of 600-700 km. That’s like halfway across the country. This has lead to not time and energy to blog. It’s just been uphill, and those stairs have been awful!

So what have I done?

  • Working 8 hour days
  • Watching Pretty Little Liars
  • Reading:
    • Finished: First Days by C.L. Stone
    • Finished: Meeting Sang: Kota by C.L. Stone
    • Meeting Sang: Victor by C.L. Stone
    • Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone
    • The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
    • Fata Morgana by Ken Mitchroney and Steven Boyett
    • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
    • Audiobook: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Doing the last school stuff. Last exam tomorrow and I’m free!

As you can see I cannot settle for one book at the moment. PLL takes a lot of time as well and I only have two episodes left of the first season. But I finally start feeling relaxed and my motivation is getting back. So now when summer… hrrmm…. is coming, I will get back into this!

(Check the video to see what even the meteorologists think of the weather in Finland atm.)

April 2017 Wrap Up

Didn’t finish a single book on my tbr, which also means my April Arc ReadAThon totally failed. Anyway, I finished 3 books, which means it is getting better than February-March. And with summer coming I will have more free time (I hope) to read. So these are the books I read:

What did you read this month?

The Unique Blogger Award

How many awards are there flying around the blogisphere? I love it! Thank you so much for nominating me Closet Readers ♥

The unique blogger award

Who is your book best friend?

I’m supposed to pick one? I’d love to be friends with Ka-Poel (The Powder Mage Trilogy), Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass), Kitiara uth Matar (Dragonlance Chronicles), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) or Nynaeve al’Meara (The Wheel of Time), but I don’t think I’m even close to badass enough to befriend them. If I had to chose one, I’d go for Hermione, I feel that we probably have the most in common.

Who is your book family?

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Fourth time’s a charm! (or how does it go? 😉 )

I seriously cannot believe it. I will be going to London next year to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the Palace Theatre. I. Will. See. The. Play!! Oh this is such a wonderful day! Spent the morning taking water samples cold, snowy and windy weather. Then the release happened whilst in the lab and I just left everything and joined the queue. 55 minutes later I had payed for the tickets and almost started crying!

Now I am just trying to calm myself, tell everyone I know and not start crying. I’ve been such a fan since my dad read the first book to me when I was 6 years old. Cannot wait for summer 2018.

My review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
(Special Rehearsal Edition)

Pre-Summer University Stress – How to deal with it?

Yes, this is what has come over me, the pre-summer university stress. Summer break begins in May and suddenly all the teachers realise there is a group work planned for their course. Managing three group works at a time is not something I’d advice people to do, especially when having normal classes as well.

This week has been / will be especially hellish.

  • Monday = 9 hour day
  • Tuesday = 10 hour day
  • Wednesday = 11-12 hour day
  • Thursday = 9 hour day + 2½ hour travel
  • Friday = Do everything I didn’t during the week

Saturday and Sunday are being kept free. I need to take those two days as relaxing days, otherwise I’ll go mad!

My Calendar

So how do I deal with this stress?

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