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It has been my mission since I started this blog to ensure the archives have every month of the year displayed. It’s part of my whole OCD/perfectionist persona which sadly is linked also to my procrastinating persona.

I just want it to look pretty and complete, dammit! All calendars have 12 months (let’s not go into a discussion about some niche calendars here), and by god, so will  my blog!!!

In order for this to be achieved, I have to have at least ONE blog post per month or I’m f**ked. (Notice how I randomly censor and then don’t censor myself on this blog? Not sure why I do that – obviously it is something that’s NOT connected to my OCD-ness).

Okay, now that this is out of the way, the reason I have been such a baaad blog-person (I just hate the word ‘blogger’ – a throwback to my days as an actual writer and journalist: we turn our noses up at bloggers when we cover events)… is because I have been busy with Uni.

Yeah, well I figured it’s as good an excuse as any. I did 4 weeks of teaching prac at a high school here, teaching media. Boy, what a challenge teaching something you haven’t really thought much about since graduating (for me, that was 2006!). True, I worked in publishing for over 2 years in total. But the kind of media I was required to teach was 90% centred around film. Theory and practice. Re-learning on the job: do two things at once while trying to keep your sanity!

Then after that concluded, I was swamped with assignments and now, exams. Yeah, it is exam week. I had an exam on Friday (which was held NOT on the scheduled exam week, UNFAIR! I cry, but oh well it’s done and I think I did pretty well anyways), I had an exam this morning, and I have an exam tomorrow morning. ARGHH! Hence, the title: dying a slow death.

I should be studying. I really should.  That’s what I also told myself last night, and I did it. I ignored the call of my blog. But I can’t ignore it any longer (June is almost over). I thought a quick post to explain myself (as I seem to do a lot on my blogs – hey, it’s the alternative to therapy!) was in order. Besides, I only need 1 mark to pass this unit. A shabby, shabby excuse. I mean, of course I would like a distinction or a high distinction. But I’ve done pretty well on my assignment, so really, if I don’t do BRILLIANTLY on the exam, I will still make it.

So. Tomorrow an exam. Then, my last exam, which is on Thursday morning. That’s the one I really worry about. I need to do quite a bit better for that exam because the assignment was really tough. After that I plan to sleep, sleep, sleep. Go out with my Uni pals and drink our brains away (maybe). And just rejoice.

Oh, and a UPDATE: I got my Student Visa (finally!). So I’ve applied for jobs and am awaiting a callback for an interview.

Wish me luck (on all counts)!

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New Year, New Blog


So I used to blog about my (mis)adventures in Australia/Perth during the 2009-2010 period in a blog titled Naya In Australia.

Well, since my Working Holiday has been over since early November, and I’ve been a layabout/bum since then, I decided to just start a regular ol’ blog to write about anything and everything to do with my life, day-to-day (or week-to-week / month-to-month depending how diligent I am at updating the damn thing). You know, a blog like all the other blogs out there.

Except. This is MY blog. My life. My style. It’s bound to be a bit iffy-stiffy. Because that’s how I like things. I’d like to think I won’t censor myself as much (of course, I still need to otherwise all hell will break loose – and besides, that’s what I have my top secret blog for that NO ONE knows about *wink*).

I just want to write how I think and feel and I don’t care if it offends, sounds stupid, is nonsensical, or uninteresting. Because goddammit I want to have a place to post some meandering, gibberish-ridden babble that interests only me. Why the hell not?

This is my drum and I’ll play whatever beat I want on it, however retarded and offbeat.

Yay!

Can’t wait to start crapping all over this thing! LOL 🙂

xoxo

Inayah

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