08022021. It's a civic holiday today, and I woke up at 11:45am today after going to bed around 4am. Now I'm waiting on my pizza delivery before I start my day. I have to finish up my bullet journal setup, content plan and budget for the month. Tomorrow I'm taking my mom and sister out for a SPA day and lunch so I'm really excited for that. Will share pictures of the outing :) How is your August so far?
Oh god how fast does time pass? Its August already and now I feel some pressure. I had a really productive day. I went to the libary in the morning, made some photos for my drivers licence (which I lost four years ago, Im going to take a new one tomorrow) went home, then I was jogging followed by a calming yoga session and now Im making some yummy lemon pasta.
Oh and I finally made an appointment at the doc because of my headache I got since a year.
2nd August - What do you like most about the beach?
Nothing. The water is super salty and vurns my skin and my eyes. Theres fucking sand everywhere and the sun is burning.
My university classes are back this week. I'll be studying this semester: Ancient History, Medieval History, Historiography, Philosophical Concepts.
Next semester I'll start to give classes so I'll also focus on my last semesters' topics focused on didactics and psychological concepts. I'll try to note down some ideas that I'll imply. I'm better at expressing my wishes and desires through writing once they're too abstract to me, I still know what I want but its hard to make them more "concrete" without the process of writing them down somewhere.
My university has 2 alternatives ways to get grades:
Maximum Grade Challenge (MGC): its obligatory, it is responsible for 30% of my grades. It works that way: every week we choose 3 topics to study based on your major (History for me), we have 1 week to study it and then we have an exam. Each exam gives us 0,200 points if we get everything right. Every Monday you have to choose new 3 topics, independently if you had finished or not the last week challenge.
This week topics that I chose: Oriental History, Occidental History, The transition of Ancient History to Medieval History.
Semester Work (SW): every semester we have a text to write, it can be in group or individual (mines' individual). We have to write between 6-8 pages of development about a X topic. The topic is chose by our tutor. My last semester topic was to write a text about African and Brazilian Indigenous history based on the laws (we've two laws that obligates every school to teach African culture and History -law from 2003- and also Indigenous' culture and History -law from 2008-). Of course, I wrote the most important happenings between Colonization (1500) to Sl*avery's end (1888) and the Black Movement in Brazil. I wanted to focus on some of the revolutions that happened and also more about the indigenous ethnicities but I didn't have space and time.
This SW isn't obligatory, you don't need to do it if you don't want to but I really enjoy making them even the it stress me out, such an abusive relationship.
This SW: Cities in the History. The main ovjectives is to write about cities in the Ancient and Medieval history, explain how it worked, it functions, how it help us to think the today's cities, giving an extra focus on Roman's cities and debating about Ancient and Medieval History and the "Late Antiquity".
There is also another studies I've to do, but those don't add grades to me, they're focused on Extra Hours (we call them A.C.O). Through my university's years, I've to make 120 Hours of A.C.O., I can get it through: extracurricular classes out of university (ex.: my "Introduction to Archeology" courses) or inside of university. They give us some free extracurricular classes but a big part of them, you have to pay. The outside courses will only be accepted if they've something to do with my major, ofc. I also can get A.C.O hours when I participate of some programs like the "Initiation to Scientific Methodology" (yes, sounds like a cult) which is one that I'm actually participating at the moment. The free ones I had chose "Societies in America".
So, I also have the Archeology lessons every friday (7pm-10pm). And every Monday and Wednesday (9pm-10pm) I read collectively Lenin's book with some people.
With my normal classes, MGC, SW, Initiation to Scientific Methodology, Archeology classes, Collective Reading and Re-Study my last semesters classes, I'm definitely fuc*ed.
Idk about you guys, but things like crystals can really motivate me. You might say “it’s just a rock, how can it help me study?!” but if something tells me it’s going to give me motivation and calm, i’ll take it!!🥰 Having a ritual like having crystals on your desk while you work can make the whole thing more enjoyable and helps you set intentions for your study session. It’s a simple reassurance and can help manifest positive thinking. Here are my favourites for studying!💕 Do you keep crystals??
for many people i know, school is about to start, and there are many different emotions flitting through the air. some of us are excited because we're finally learning in person (please wear your masks and get vaccinated if you have not yet done so!); others are nervous because they're anxious about their grades.
i align with the latter. the month of august brings a new wave of expectations and pressure, and i'm not sure how i can keep up with everything. in reality, i know time will pass, and i'll be ok, but while the future's uncertain, i'm worried. this worry stems from a fear of failure.
we've all failed. we've all experienced big and small failures. they all hurt. a lot. i remember crying as a kid when i scraped my knee. if that happened now, i would probably swear a little and grit my teeth. i still cry, though, over fleeting friendships and the unimpressed look in my grandpa's eyes.
i know i will face numerous challenges and hurdles this upcoming academic year. i know it will be difficult, and i will cry and sob like a baby in the comfort of my own room. but i want to affirm to myself that dealing with disappointment and failure is inevitable, and no matter what, i'll have grown and learned to be a better version of myself.
even a little bit of improvement is worth celebrating.
[08/2021] My desk in all its glory as I enter week 3 of this module and the most hectic week so far. It doesn’t help that I have 4 deadlines on my birthday weekend but I’ve spent some time trying to plan and organize to avoid a birthday spent at my desk. I’ve got the multiple drinks and stationary thing going so let’s call this a productive mess and hope I’m still well by this time next week. 🤞🏼
08012021. I know my posting has been slow but ai have a bunch of stuff lined up for this month! Anyway, here is my August 2020 bujo setup 🙃🙃🙃 this year’s setup will be ready tomorrow 😆 Is your bullet journal ready for August 2021?
After a very long time. July is over and was filled with so much uncertainty . I worked really hard for the month sometimes it was diff and not good enough but I went through it .
My Laptop has some issues so it is now at service centre and will be back in two to three days . I am really sad . Without my laptop I am not as productive as I can be . It is causing a lot of problems to me . Let’s hope August will be better . It raining a lot lately so i am happy with the weather a lot when it’s breezy but not when it’s humid . The grey skies are so so romantic to me .
august 1 | happy August! In honour of me doing this reading challenge, I thought I’d show you one of my favourite local bookstores. I haven’t been here since covid swept across my city and it’s so nice to be back! And in terms of updates, I’m hoping to finish “No Longer Human” today! It’s definitely a perplexing one, I’m not too sure if I like it or not. It may be too depressing for my tastes, with not enough of a general message.
Well my phone died this morning after 3 years of round the clock use luckily I saved up enough for a new one.... But now I can buy any books for the next couple months..... Yaay(crying)
Plus I took the weekend off working on stuff and spent it on reading ✨, got done with Gorky's Mother and trying to finish up profiles soon.
Meanwhile I picked up a book I've been waiting to read and that was Paul Sweezy's Modern Capitalism and Other Essays hopefully I can finish it by the end of the month (unless my uni has other bright ideas and makes us waste time on more group projects)
But I digress so here's some more math rock, maybe next post I should just make a master-post of all my favourite Spotify /playlists?