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my first toot! can't wait to spill some nonsense on here, but first a little 🐾

i'm currently studying a master's in contemporary + theory (the fifth year of my academic love affair with literature + philosophy) so expect plenty of book-related thoughts 📚

other fun goals shaping my life rn: wanting to run a half-marathon later this year and my introduction to the long road of learning japanese!

in short, i'm a bi, hummus-loving, water-enthusiast who loves to cry x

have two assignments due this week and i'm hoping to finish the ecology paper today 🌿 -- currently in the hellish process of word cutting.

this morning i had 400 to cut and now i'm at 350 let's goooo ✂️ ⚔️

it has been so windy lately, i feel like i'm in a sea novel

in other lovely news, my mum’s girlfriend picked up the book on the blair witch project from the library for me that i thought i wouldn’t be able to get bc of lockdown 🥺🥺 so sweet and i’m so psyched to read these essays

needless to say i’m struggling to focus on anything

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it’s crazy how soon it’ll all be happening given that i’m still studying my master’s 🌳 i hand in my dissertation 9 days before i leave for japan 🌪

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nearly half a year, this has without a doubt been the longest application process i’ve ever been through - - it’s been so valuable practicing patience and having to let go of control x my emotions have been on such a ride and i’m still feeling such disbelief that any of this is real 🐢

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i submitted the application in december last year, found out i got through to the interview stage in february, had the interview in march, and have just received the interview results yesterday three months later 🥵

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i just received the news yesterday that i got a job offer for working as a teaching assistant in japan starting this september 🇯🇵 (!!!!!!!!)

went on such a calming walk this evening; wonderful company, wonderful clouds 🦢

have had a lovely evening of noodles n gaming - now it’s time to kick butt in a (tooting to hold me accountable 🐥)

the weather in witcher iii should be seen as its own character ⛈ ⚔️ it always matches and enhances the mood of the narrative perfectly and is so gorgeous to play through

loud rain on the roof, a warm blanket, and a sleepin kitten next to me: i am the dictionary definition of cozy rn 🐈

d and i have been playing pokémon let’s go eevee in japanese to try and improve our reading comprehension but maaaaan lately i’ve just been wanting to sit with a pint of oj and blast through the whole thing 🍊 :pokeball:

very proud of these house chillies 🌶 🌼 it’s been so lovely seeing how they grow out of the dying flowers !

what a voice (!!) this whole video made me smile so much, lizzo has such happy energy 🌻

today's run was glorious 

after taking a week off due to a combination of burnout and a teeny bit of shin pain, today's run was the best return to running it could have possibly been!

the sun was shining on the canal creating such magical ripples whose reflection shone under bridges; i saw coots, mallards, swans, and a sleeping heron 🦆 ; and at the end of it, i wanted to keep going.

i'm excited to get back into it all, and that's all i could have asked for from this run x

i do not subscribe to the "how do you take your coffee" reductionism (!!) like, sometimes i want my coffee a sweet and vanilla dream (like me) and other times i want it bitter + scalding (like me) ☕

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