my first toot! can't wait to spill some nonsense on here, but first a little #introduction 🐾
i'm currently studying a master's in contemporary #literature + 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
needless to say i’m struggling to focus on anything
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 🌪
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 🐢
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 🥵
peppermint tea has been made beech 👊👊👊
have had a lovely evening of noodles n gaming - now it’s time to kick butt in a #latenightwritingsesh (tooting to hold me accountable 🐥)
today's run was glorious
after taking a week off #running 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
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