If we were having coffee, I’d ask you to speak up–I’m sick, and it’s affecting my ears, so I can’t really hear much at all. That could be a problem, since on Monday I have to listen to & transcribe speech productions for a final.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that finals have been going pretty well. Not too overwhelming, but that’s mostly because I haven’t been letting them stress me out. That means I’m mostly pretending they don’t exist and enjoying my last few days here by doing non-academic things (like going to Slope Day at Cornell and jumping in the alternating warm and freezing waters at Second Dam gorge).
I’d tell you that this is the first and only post I’ve written on my phone using the WP app. Yesterday I spilled all over my desk, and while I got most things off the surface in time to prevent irreparable damage, my laptop charger drowned and no longer works. So I have only a few hours left of battery–I guess I’ll be learning conservation and rationing this week (plus using my phone as a computer whenever possible). Under normal circumstances I’d just order a new one and overnight it here, but I’ll be in four states in the next four days so to be safe I’m just sending it to my final destination–home.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how weird it feels that the year is ending. Frankly I can’t really believe it, my brain is convinced this is just another week where I’ll go to class and eat at the dining hall and go to meetings and sit around with my friends.
Yet it does feel different as the year comes to a close. My roommate moved out yesterday, so I’m now in a triple all by myself. Going to bed without her last night felt strange and lonely. Even with two fans running it felt too quiet (and not just because I can’t hear out of one ear).
I’m neither looking forward to nor dreading going home. It’s just happening, and I’m neutral about it. There are things I’ll miss about being at school, but I’m also looking forward to spending time in a less intense social environment.
And then, of course, I’d ask about what you wanted to discuss over coffee.