Yesterday Inder dragged me to the farmers market for the first time in months, in an attempt to bring the real Rebecca back. It was lovely, Joe ate his weight in strawberries, and I whipped up market goodies into grilled cheese with sauerkraut (which I constantly crave thanks to the version at Julie's teahouse.) I had to literally hose down my veggie drawer which had been moldering unused.
This is all to say, hello again world! If you somehow didn't know, I've been experiencing extreme school-induced angst and hibernation for the last couple of months. As ever, I have no one but myself to blame. Inder and Katie deserve all the credit for putting up with my various nervous breakdowns!
What I did instead of schoolwork or living over the last few months: I banned myself from various internet haunts (tumblr, fanfiction sites). This was surprisingly successful (i generally do well with cold turkey, not so much with moderation) but somehow my free time immediately morphed into mainlining the amazing Bloody Jack series, mostly on audiobook. These books are the perfect escapism, and it was so lovely to read real books again, I couldn't restrain myself!
Oh, AND! I finally achieved this milestone. (Milestone!)
Now I shall throw myself headfirst into a summer free of academia and full of Sherlock, Buffy, reading for pleasure, singing, and friends. (Um, sadly, I think that list IS in order of priority.) Also blogging. There will be blogging.