Exciting News!!!

So much so that I’m writing another post even though the once scheduled for today has already been published!!

For those of you who don’t know, I left uni way back in July/August after having some anxiety/mania/very nearly running away issues.  The whole situation obviously wasn’t working.

So, since then I’ve just been pottering round, doing a bit of knitting, wool cross-stitch, and a recent foray into crochet.  There’s also been a reasonable amount of time on the ol’ Xbox 360.  Since we also got a dishwasher during this time, I’ve been able to stick to a routine of doing housework (much to J’s delight I’m sure).  Who’d thought having a dishwasher would have such a positive flow-on effect.

Anyway, this obviously wasn’t going to be enough to keep me entertained indefinitely.  I’ve known for a while that I want to be a librarian.  The plan had been to finish my degree, then go on to do the post-grad diploma required.  Since that was not going to happen now, I decided to look into changing my major to Humanities, Information and Library Studies.  This isn’t offered at the University of Canterbury.  So I applied to enrol at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, where I’ll be able to complete it via correspondence.  Because this degree is a double major, I won’t be able to cross-credit any of the papers I’ve already done (that’s just the way their system works), but because I already have experience in the humanities area, it means I can get around some of the pre-requisites that are required for certain papers, making it easier to plan what papers I’ll be doing when.  I could have done the single major, but I really wanted to include the humanities/social sciences side of things.  Of course, if J happens to get a job somewhere that isn’t in New Zealand/can’t be done from New Zealand, that’s going to make things a little tricky, but it’s just the way it is for now.  Shouldn’t be an issue in the immediate future.

And this is where I get to the exciting news bit (because that’s the reason you’re here after all).  I got confirmation today that my application has been accepted and I start on 11 November!  (I did get verbal confirmation on Wednesday, but now it’s official.)  Just the one paper at this stage, because that’s all which is on offer in the third trimester for Level 5, and getting back into it slowly is probably a good idea anyway.

It’s all very exciting stuff guys!!

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Rain Drop

I’ve been lying awake in bed at night a lot lately, thinking about pretty much everything.  Last night, some of these thoughts came together in the form of the following poem:

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Falling

Falling

Eternity to the ground

Sitting

Waiting

Purpose all gone

Had it ever been?

Suddenly

Rising

Sun from behind cloud

Lifting

Drifting

Cycle starts again

rain-drop

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If you’re reading this anywhere but That Girl, Fae or a feed reader without attribution, it has been STOLEN! Who knew that my stuff was that good? ~ Fae

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Seldom Acknowledged

THIS!!

I can’t stress it enough. There’s nothing more frustrating while you’re trying to cope with your mental illness to have someone come along and say: “Just be happy!” or “You’re not trying hard enough!”

Being oblivious to your mental health privilege can cause people to suffer from the worse ever cases of “You’re Doing it Wrong!

Ch-ch-ch-changes & Other Exciting Goings On

So I’m naturally a redhead, but as of late I’ve been brunette:

It’s pretty difficult to lighten my hair when it’s in its natural state, but the dark brown/red/purple is proving to be even more tricky.

After two ultimate lightening treatments, I am now a redhead again:

This is just a pit-stop on my way to dabbling with being blonde again. I will most likely need at least one more lightening treatment, which will have to wait until next week. My roots are already blonde, it’s just a matter of getting the rest of my hair there.

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In other exciting news, tomorrow I’m getting photographed for a Fine Arts student’s sexualities project as an example of pansexuality. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some of the photos with you 🙂

I managed to get through the remainder of uni last week, and every day so far this week has been a win. It’s handy that I don’t have any classes on Wednesday, so I get a mid-week break.

And as I mentioned last week, I was waiting to hear from the CDHB Mental Health Services for an appointment. On Friday they contacted me, and I have an appointment for assessment on 1st August, so yay 😀

UPDATE: And yes, once again, you may have noticed I have changed my theme.