It has been a loooong week. Last Saturday we travelled to Wellington for a cousin’s beautiful 1930s themed wedding. Then on Sunday evening Josh and I were lucky enough to both win prizes at the Student City Arts & Culture Awards (Josh in the visual category for that cicada photo you see above, and me for ongoing services in the literary arts). The rest of this week has been chock full of work and study deadlines. Also we started making our plans (work, study, and holiday) for the upcoming summer/Christmas more solid. It definitely feels good to have some tangible goals to look forward to. Just two months and 1 day until I can be sitting on the beach with a pina colada! Not that I’m counting or anything.
I just have three links for you this Friday.
1. “Exhaustion is not a status symbol” by Lillian Cunningham: I need to remember this. For some reason I always feel like I need to rush through life, always have a million things on my plate for fear of falling, somehow, “behind” (whatever that may mean). I am not behind. Some things can be left for tomorrow. Or next week. Or next year.
2. “So where’s home?”: I identify myself as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and I am actually writing part of my Masters thesis on narrative strategies that may come with this identiy. This video provides a handy intro to what being a TCK can be like, and the questions TCKs might face.
3. “Things not to worry about”: This advice, from Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Start-up reminds me not to waste time worrying about the wrong things.