The Things I Have Done Instead of Hibernation.

I am still strangely content with the progression of life and things right now. How strange is that?

It’s true that I am tired, though. We are approaching the end of term and right now we all just want to hibernate until Mock Exams are over or something. But despite those exams looming I don’t feel anywhere near as overwhelmed as I did last year. I still haven’t rediscovered the feeling of focus, but nowadays I can just sit down and do work, as long as I force myself to start it, and I won’t feel dead inside or anything, which is a key difference from last year.

Another thing is that, whilst I’m still making time for (not having time is no excuse) and working on my hobbies, they’re cutting less into my work time. How should I say it… I’m doing less of it as procrastination and that’s good.

Recently I picked up the graphics tablet again and did various spots of practice because it has just been that long since I tried digital drawing. Trying again now is like doing it as if I’m a fresh beginner, with the skills I’ve developed last year. I usually post a lot of my work on Instagram first (@swanzig_x) so have a look if you’d like to see what I’ve been working on.

That being said, I’ve abandoned my knitting and I think something needs to be done about it. I’ll probably pick it up as therapy for the oncoming Mocks. It’s never a bad thing to have too many hobbies, because there’s a time and place for all of them, and I don’t consider any of them to be unproductive. Even watching anime series, that’s like writing research, really.

Speaking of anime series, I have been watching one during school lunches for the last two weeks, and just finished the first season this morning. Darker Than Black is by no means new, having first been aired in 2007, but if you love Tokyo Ghoul or Attack on Titan or anime with such themes as exploring two worlds in the same place, then this one is one to watch. It’s slow going at first as you get your head around the setting and characters, but once it gets going it’s surprisingly gripping. I am debating starting the second season, but I am really quite happy with how the first one ended so I might just stop there so I can revert to my studying self. Then again, it might just carry me though my lunchtime sessions next term. We’ll see.

Lastly, I have made it into one of the school teams for archery! I have no idea what this means in terms of competing and things but  this is exciting nonetheless. Better late than never, considering that this is my last school year and therefore my last chance to be in a school team anyway since my school year ends earlier too!
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We recently had a go at shooting balloons, which was loads of fun. I was on a roll during that session, and shot the most, haha!

Until next time,

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