Wow I really love this thing. Guys my life is really awesome, but this LJ makes me seem so emo, haha. I just have to get it out somewhere and I feel better ranting to the entire world then writing in my own personal journals. At least you don't have to HEAR me whine :)
So these past few weeks have been so mentally and physically exhausting. Winter training started up a couple weeks ago after having two weeks off from rowing, and its been really intense, and super early in the morning. I started going almost every day of the week, but exam time is coming up (and I am SUPER behind), I'm working, horseback riding, and trying to keep up my social life... SOO 6 days a week training will not fly. Now I'm doing mon, Wed, and Fri training with the team and Tues/thurs jogging on my own when I get up in the morning. However good old winter blues are slowly creeping up on me like it probably is some of you as well.. It's dark and ice cold when I wake up at 4am, when we're training, and when I leave campus to go home the sun is just starting to set. I get home, pass out in my bed for a couple hours, have dinner, then do homework. I get distracted by msn, facebook, the phone, and Leafs games, but I usually manage to get enough work done. I pass out late, wake up four hours later to start the day off all over again. Weekend time comes around but not time for rest! Instead its off to work for a couple double shifts and then more homework if I can keep myself from passing out. I REFUSE to go back to the coffee thing like I did in September. I remember starting to feel more and more dependent on it and weaned myself off before it got too bad. Now I stick to tea.. One milk one sugar, and drink it like a whore. :P (I have an addictive personality.. I find something that makes me feel good and I exploit the shit out of it!)
So now I have to try and find something to cut out of my busy schedule.. But there's nothing I can cut! Exams are coming up soon and I have a pile of assignments to do not to mention all the exam review that I still have to complete.. I can't neglect my friends, or my health.. So I refuse to quit training (Exercise is my cocaine.. It's keeping my sane through uni, lmao)
Last night was lots of fun, though. I get out of class late on Tuesdays, but then went to Pat's great aunt's house for a goodbye dinner for Eugene and Daniel.. Pat's step dad and step brother. They're moving to Newfoundland and the end of this week where his mom Edie is already staying as she just got this sick job at the Cancer Society, so we won't see them for God knows how long. The dinner was bitchin, Pat's brother Sean is high-larious, and Aunt Millie is going to be so lonely once everyone moves away I feel really sorry for the poor woman.. She already lives alone and I just hope she doesn't get too depressed. Me 'n Pat promised to take care of her though and even invite her over for Christmas dinner, so at least she'll still have some family to talk too. We had to leave a bit early so I could make it fashionably late to Andrea's candle party at her house. I was stuffed like a fat turkey on Christmas day, but her and her mom made a million different treats and I was forced to eat these heart-cloggin' goodies even though my stomach was going to just implode! I resisted buying their overpriced candles so I could hopefully afford to buy people some decent Christmas presents this year.. Speaking of which, I haven't even started making up my list yet! So many people are on their way to a stree free Christmas Eve.. My house isn't even close to being thought of as decorated yet, and no one has mentioned presents or brought home and Christmas cheer. Better get crackin' on that soon.. Problem goes back to Jenn's super lack of time! :P
So in the words of Caitlin: when it rains, it pours, and when it pours.. There's a tsunami.. And when there's a tsunami.. People die!!