'I'm going nowhere and I'm going to take my time
And the questions in the world I can leave in my mind
I'm waiting on the sunshine, the sunshine'
- Sixpence None the Richer 'Waiting on the Sun' -
For the last couple of days my dissertation hasn't been progressing in the way it was earlier in the week. It has been quite disheartening, although I feel confident that I can get it done. I'm taking some time out tonight and tomorrow - off out with Dearest Friend and Darling Girl, and I'm hoping the respite will enable me to work once more when I return.
A couple of days ago I received what I think of as my 'due' date. This is, in actual fact, the day of my one and only exam: May 18th. Then it will all be over, my sixteen years of education.
Strangely, I had a nightmare last night that I returned to primary school as an adult and even had to pay for the 'privilege'! In the dream I was reduced to tears and started formulating an escape plan. I woke up feeling very shaken. I'm all for analysing dreams, and I'm pretty sure this one stemmed from my awareness of how close I am to stepping into the real world.
So, what's next on the agenda? Well, the day after the exam I will be travelling up to Spud's and I don't expect to be apart from him, for more than a few days, ever again. We're going on holiday with my family at the end of May and due to limited space in my parents' car, Spud and I will be driving up ourselves in our new car! I don't think I told you about the new car. Spud and I bought it a few weeks ago after test driving it. It was the first time I've enjoyed driving. Ever.
I guess I'll be looking for jobs too. I've already applied for three, been turned down by two, and I'm now currently waiting to hear from one (the one I'm most interested in so please pray, or keep your fingers crossed for me!)
I had no idea what to write today, but this has turned into quite a rambly post. Hope you enjoyed it, nevertheless.