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Life

So I’ve been really busy since classes started up again a few months ago, and that’s why I haven’t been posting. I apologize for that. But the good news is, now that I’m being kept busy, I have less time to dwell on things that make me miserable. Also, I think being at the university tends to give me a sense of purpose, reminds me of the career ahead of me. Anyway, the point is that I’ve actually been fairly happy lately.

I enjoy my classes because I’m a nerd who loves learning. Also, I’ve decided to take up learning German. It’s not exactly for a class–my college has made the idiotic decision to get rid of the German program to save money by denying the only German professor tenure and refusing to hire a new one when she leaves at the end of this semester. But here’s the thing: I am now determined to learn the language (and why not? It’s a wonderful language) and the German prof was impressed by that. So, she’s agreed to help me learn–even lent me some books and CDs. She’s not getting paid for it, and I’m not getting course credit for it. But it’s not about credit for me, it’s about learning the language. And I very much appreciate her efforts to help me learn, especially taking time out of her week–because she does still have classes until the semester is over–to see me in her office once a week to help me learn.

Anyway, that’s all I have for now.

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About The Mental Chronicles

I am an otherwise "normal" person who suffers from psychotic depression. This blog is about me, things I like, and my struggle with mental illness.

2 responses to “Life

  1. Sandy Sue

    engaging the brain is a great way to keep it distracted from the Dark Side. So nice to hear you’re doing well, Fraulein.

    • Thank you, and you’re so right. Learning German has also had the unexpected side effect of bringing me closer to my adopted father (he still remembers how to speak flawless German). I’ve been calling him to speak to him in German, which usually is really him correcting my word choice and accent. It’s nice.

      Oh, and a little side note about the word Fraulein: I have found out that it has left modern use because young women felt it was derogatory toward them, as there is no ‘Herrlein’ (the male equivalent). Not that I’m saying you were being derogatory. Just thought I would give you a little fact 🙂

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