We live in temporary spaces,
Our lives are turned corners of a page.
We breathe at the whim of a body
Over which we have only rudimentary control.
Love is fleeting,
Like a joke told a thousand years ago
That still echoes faintly in the room.
And here, now, when sex and intimacy
Are as legitimate and real
As Heaven and Hell to an atheist,
Is where I exist.
I exist at the whim of a mad god
Who lives inside my brain,
Who commands my body
And distributes my pain.
Like all atheists, I believed in him once,
And that was my mistake
Wow. What a journey that first year at university was! I’m so sorry you didn’t really get to experience it with me, I think I misjudged the volume of work when I said I’d keep this blog updated. Still, I’m here now with plenty of time on my hands over the summer, so I’m going to try to keep it updated a little better.
Our amazing library. This place saved my life more than once!
First things first, let me tell you how I felt my first year went; it went great. It surpassed all of my expectations and managed to blow a few of my fears out of the water. I’ve done well in the majority of the assessments that have already been marked, including an absolutely mind blowing 80% in one of them. I still can’t believe that 80% mark is actually right! The classes were all interesting and while sometimes it felt like we were feeling around in the dark without much guidance, I guess that’s just how universities operate. A lot of the stuff you have to work out or decide on for yourself; it’s not like the less advanced kinds of further education, where you’re spoon fed the information you need. The tutors seem to give you just enough to get you thinking and then the rest is really up to you. It takes some getting used to, but I think I worked it out fine in the end.
The other thing I want to mention in this blog post is that I will be putting my assessment submissions up here on the website in the future, but in order to avoid the university’s plagiarism filter, I have to leave them off until they’ve been marked. Look for them at the beginning of June, if you’re interested in how they turned out.
Other than that, thanks for sticking with me, those of you who still read these things! I PROMISE I will try to keep this thing updated and will hopefully be adding new work and stuff as I keep my skills up over summer. Unless I become world famous in the meantime, of course!
Be Excellent To Each Other!