Just the second week but I can feel the pressure from having to finish 3 books this week (plus several articles for each seminar) and that uncomfortable feeling of not finishing your job when you don’t write a review for each book after every discussion.
I’m trying to manage this brand-new schedule and mode of working. It’s crazy how I seemingly have so much time on my hand, but it turns out to be nothing with these seminar’s workload, plus getting around with teaching (materials, lecture notes, quizzes, grading)
It’s such a relief that I won’t be required to take classical Chinese, but it’s very likely that I will have to embark on a new second language soon due to my adviser’s recommendations. I’m not entirely sure whether it will be an european or asian language. Maybe neither. Of course, I will have to keep perfecting Chinese by engaging in a little more challenging texts.
I will be fine. Everyday mantra when I wake up, before swiftly proceeding to an unfinished book from the previous night.
It’s raining in freaking torrents out there
and I just did something out of character
I’m not the same anymore.
I turned 22 and It feels like another usual day when all I did was to plan lessons for teaching tomorrow and get ready for a hectic week. I do hope though it will be a great year.