12th March 2016
Being a Saturday today meant that I didn’t do any work. This is novel as for my entire undergraduate experience I worked on weekends to support myself. I am not used to the free time, and honestly I am realising that I am not great at ‘doing nothing’. For so long I dreamed of having time to binge watch shows, or relive my childhood dreams of playing sims, or take up a new hobbie- painting, reading, sewing. But it seems that I have more desire to do these things when I don’t have time to do them, than when I do. Perhaps that is Murphy’s law, or perhaps it is ingrained in my personality. Although, being a psychology graduate, I know that technically ‘workaholic’ isn’t a personality trait, it feels like it should be. Maybe I will learn to enjoy the stillness of quiet Saturdays, or will the PhD become overconsuming like I can see that it has for my peers?
Until next time,