I skipped writing for last 3-4 days because of the exam, which I had yesterday. The last exam of the previous semester which was cancelled due to the pandemic. Somehow I managed to keep studying in the last week when I seriously had no motivation. I did think of withdrawing from the exam but I also didn’t want to pile up the subjects for next semester.
So, I continued with the study. The thought of getting rid of this subject and having a nice little celebration on my own after the exam kept me going. Now, I only hope to get through the exam. Going to University after a month, was itself weird. And I was quite anxious too when using public transport. But once I entered my campus, things felt a bit normal, although there was only fewer people to be spotted.
I reached some hours before the exam and thought of going to the library, which seemed impossible. So, I crashed into my workspace, which was empty too. So, I studied there for a while and ate a quick lunch. I did see some of my co-workers, who were in different rooms. After the exam, I stayed in the Uni for a while and then left for home, which surprisingly, took longer than expected because of the problem with public transport. However, I took another alternative route, which to my surprise introduced me to the scenic landscape which I never saw that close.
But the bus ride took a long time and I wanted to reach home soon and enjoy a cold beer and hot chicken wings. I almost thought of dropping the idea of celebration but then I also knew that I would have to cook something so why not continue with the intended plan.
I had beer and wings after more than a month. Although, there was a slight change in the plan. Instead of enjoying alone, I spent time drinking beer and talking with my flatmate. It was a nice evening and then I was full and tired and ready to fall asleep.
Today I got the result of the remaining subject which I took last semester. And now I can officially be sure that I passed all the exams I toom last semester. Continue reading 16/04/2020 – Day 27 – Quarantine
I woke up half an hour earlier than yesterday, at 5 am. But it took me some more will to finally get up. By 6:15 a.m. I started with my studies and then after unsucessful attempt at a problem. I decided to go for a short walk. Continue reading 15/04/2020 – Day 26 – Quarantine
Before going off to sleep yesterday, I had a fleeting thought that if I managed to get up really early today, then I would go for a somewhat longer walk.
Luckily enough, I woke up at 5:30 am. I tried sleeping again, but I couldn’t, so I got off the bed and freshened up and started with my work right away until 6:45 am. And at 7:00 am, I went on a long walk, which lasted around 50 minutes.
The streets were quiet and it was a bit colder than yesterday. My ears froze. But I was good to go. I just assumed it was a perfect morning to be out exploring because it’s cold and quite early for many people to be around. Only cars were to be seen moving.
I walked and walked, without GPS, mostly anywhere that would somehow lead me to the hill or forest. And somehow, after 20 minutes of walk, I was already walking up a hill. I walked halfway through and then retraced my path downhill to be back home soon. So that I could avoid the slowly rising hustle of the day outside. On my way back, although, I did use GPS to find the shortest route to home.
And I tried to finally finish one of the task related to work by noon. After which, I hardly could concentrate. Anyway, instead of forcefully dragging, I finally stopped the work at 5:00 pm.
After some relaxation, I studied and did one exercise. I am surprised how easily I could do it as compared to the last time when I was having hard time understanding few things.
Anyway, after that I had my dinner – boiled potatoes and creamy mushroom- what a comforting combination of food. Now, I’ll try one last exercise and be off to sleep.
Usually, I am awake by 6:30 am or 7:00 am but then I lay on bed and waste time scrolling through phone or overthinking. But today I got up instantly, although I did check my phone for some time. Continue reading 13/04/2020 – Day 24 – Quarantine
Sometimes it’s really hard to follow this new norm of social distancing. It feels like you are the only one who is being so serious or maybe paranoid about whole new norm. Continue reading 12/04/2020 – Day 23 – Quarantine
After such a long time I had a nice curry with rice. I tried to make a new type of curry which turned out quite well. And I had lunch with my flatmate. Continue reading 11/04/2020 -Day 22 – Quarantine