Very happy to announce that my friend, relief, has once again made herself present in my life. She came sweeping in today as I finished my last exam. I’m sure she’ll vanish again soon enough but I’m going to certainly enjoy our time together while she sticks around.Read More
I bring you this very quick message to announce that OppositeOcean will be very quiet in the coming weeks. I’m taking a little hiatus from the blog to focus on studying. I’m really enjoying reading all the comments and messages that you all have been leaving recently. It’s wonderful to know that my stories are reaching people and being enjoyed. I look forward to bringing you more after surviving yet one more exam period. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
(Please kindly excuse any delays in responding to your comments and emails, I will get to them as soon as I can dedicate proper time to responding. Thank you for understanding.)Read More
On Tuesday I finished my last exam of the semester and it already feels like I’ve been done for weeks even though it’s only Friday. It’s a wonderful feeling now to choose whatever I want to do with my time instead of racing against the clock to try and remember one last piece of information that could prove crucial but then rarely ever does. This week is one comprised of two very contrasting extremes. Sunday night I was awake late, reading and rereading the syllabus for the exam that was to take place on Monday morning. I rushed home after that exam to study for the Spanish literature exam that was to take place on Tuesday. From Tuesday evening on I’ve been carefree and finally can do what I want without any feelings of guilt.Read More
I had another broken brain moment the other day. Which is nothing new, really, but unfortunately this one happened during an exam. Usually this frustration arises when I have to write in Spanish or in Dutch but this time it happened while I was writing in English.Read More
I’ve been studying a lot in the last couple of months but I’ve also been thinking a lot about writing. When I need to take a little break and give my brain a rest I often find myself reading other blogs (what other blogs?). I think about writing posts myself but just don’t do it. I think sometimes I’m struggling with the idea of what I should write. I imagine the people that I think read this blog and I try to anticipate what they would like to read. I don’t like the idea of filling up my space here with nonsense just to have more posts but I also think that writing just for the sake of writing has some merit to it.Read More