Boo I'm back! I disappeared for quite a while (close to 2 months I believe), but I promise I have good reason(s).
School was, and still is, a lot more hectic than I thought it would be. I normally take about a month to settle into the momentum of school, but the pace is so fast this year I actually feel scared that I'm not on top of things. Every time I go into a class, I feel like I'm lacking or missing something, as though everyone knows what the prof is talking about except me (okay it only happens in one class but it happens to be a core course pertaining to my major so FML).
Like I said, the pace for this year is terrible. I had a major assignment due 24 Sept, around 3-5 days later a midterm, 2-3 days later a major assignment, a few days later another major assignment, another few days later another major assignment, a few days later a major assignment, a few days later a midterm, a few days later a major assignment, a few days later a midterm, yet another few days later another midterm. My torture finally ended on 22 Oct. How I pulled through a month of sleepless nights and nonstop stress is beyond me, but I sure as hell never want to go through this again. I just started enjoying myself last Thursday, and though I have a midterm and an assignment due next week, I'm super reluctant to give up my hard-earned off days! It's a shame we don't have a full reading week this year, just 3 days of it. How pathetic.
I'm hoping to space myself evenly this week, and maintain a good balance of rest and study (I was supposed to cover a chapter of psychology today, already failed that blah). As usual, a bunch of things happened to me, and I'll try to give them separate blog entries. But I'll give a quick run-down here:
1) As per the school year, I moved in wth my boyfriend (again)
I HATE commuting via the buses in my area to school; they're never on time, they take forever to come, and they're basically unpredictable. So I moved to my boyfriend's downtown apartment because taking the TTC subway is that much easier. Life is as per usual, pretty much the same thing as last year, but things are slightly different. For one, he's a lot messier now and all he does is game (not sure if the 2 are linked). And things just feel slightly different. You know when you become so comfortable with someone it's just... Almost plateauing? I don't know how else to explain it. The first year I moved in with him we were still getting to sort of how each other, each other's habits and quirks and getting used to them. This year we pretty much know everything about each other and are used to those habits and quirks. My friend says that we're like "an old couple", which is weird considering we've only been dating for slightly over 2 years. It's slightly difficult to imagine what 3 years or even beyond that would be like. Married people, how do you do it? I'm not saying I'm sick of him, I'm just curious how people stay with the same partner for so long without getting frustrated at their peculiarities. Married people, how you do it?
2) I got hired at a retail store, then got fired after a month
I got hired at Le Chateau, and quit my job at the wing restaurant. I was really excited to do retail; something about it just seems so nice, almost glamourous (remember I used to do nothing but food before this). Le Chateau was nice, but the mall I worked at was really slow, so I didn't get to do much retail-y stuff, other than clean and arrange clothes, recommend and dress up customers, and keep the place tidy in general. I had this weird thing going on for me, where I would constantly get customers who wanted to buy shoes. So I would be running in and out of the backroom to get shoes all the time. This one time, a lady tried on 8-9 pairs of shoes. My manager, who was taking a break in the backroom, was all like "Is is busy out there?", even though that lady was the only customer. It sucked she didn't get anything though, waste of time :/
No, I didn't do anything to get my ass fired. Head office cut our hours down by 30 a week, so we went from 160+ to 130. My manager had no hours to give out, so she ended up letting me and this other part-timer go. The timing of it really, really sucked, because the weekend before, I went on a massive shopping spree to buy clothes for work (and school too). I went to work on Monday evening, and within 5 minutes of stepping into the store, I was told I was being let go. The reality didn't sink in, because I've never been fired before; I leave jobs. But it was really shit, as my friend pointed out: "you spent all that money for them, and they just fired you like that". I definitely do share his sentiments; it's like I made a false investment or something. As though I spent money investing in something I believed in, only to have it go "nah man fuck you, I don't need you". It bites. So right now I'm currently unemployed and looking. It's a bit difficult for me, because I stay in Toronto on weekdays and go back to Richmond Hill on the weekends. I'd rather have a job in Richmond Hill just so I can see my family and my pet rattie, and it's just easier for me to work my schedule around. I know Toronto is basically job district, but if I get a job there I'll have no time to see my family. And no place would hire someone with an availability of like 2-3 times a week, with no weekends. My current predicament's shit, but I have amazing friends who have voiced their support for me and are willing to look for hook ups for me. Truly only in times of adversary do you know who your true allies are. You know who you are and I love you guys :)
3) I got new contacts! :D
Which can only mean... A review post is coming! Soontimes, I promise.
4) I am sooper obsessed with Instagram
Which I personally think is weird, because Instagram is basically Twitter with pictures, and I hate Twitter. Mostly because people actually cause drama on Twitter, which is beyond stupid because it's hard to be intimidating and argumentative with a 140-character limit. But I am really obsessed with Instagram. I take pictures of everything now, random as they are, just because I feel like they'll make a nice addition to my collection. I'm Instagramming now as I speak! It's also my way of making up for not posting regularly LOL.
5) I hate Hurricane Sandy
Then again who doesn't?
I almost got blown onto the streets today because the winds were so terribly strong. My boyfriend, his brother, and his brother's girlfriend and I went to Halloween Haunt at Wonderland, and it was pissing skybuckets. Just... Rain and rain and wind and mud and cold and more rain. It was fun nonetheless, but the rain really dampened everything (literally a wet blanket LOL punny). Going to school feels even more of a chore than ever thanks to the bleak weather. I'm actually hoping they'll cancel school somehow. Not like that would ever happen. I really am hoping that everything will be better by Wednesday, because I want to go out and do something for Halloween! I actually BOUGHT my costume this year instead of making one, so I WANT to go out. Sandy you bitch, you better stay out of my way or the pirate queen will come for you! D:<
I think that's all for now. My life hasn't been that interesting thanks to school. It is reading half-a-week this week, and I have so many plans, but I'm not sure how many I can actually get around to. I was hoping to catch up with friends, watch shows, keep up with schoolwork, catch up on sleep... But eh. At least I caught up with my blog! :D
(Also, no pictures because I'm using my boyfriend's laptop. I will fix this issue soon, hopefully.)