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I'm pretty crap at this thing atm hey. I still read a lot, just the actual posting that is eluding me.

So, my life...

Back at uni for the third and (sort of) final year. Far to scary for my liking, and its going far to quickly for my liking. Already half way through semester one. That's scary! Modules are Applied Ecology, Conservation and Biodiversity and Population and the Environment. In general all interesting, although I'm finding ecology harder to get into than the others, but that might have something to do with the last section being on micro-biological control, and anything that's too small to see tends to bore me. Conservation and Biodiversity I actually love and is very easy to get lost in for a very long time. It's exactly what I want to be doing and possibly what I will go on to do a masters in next year (hence the sort of last year). Population is a demographics module. Therefore a social science. Which is fine, if you're a social scientist. So it's very interesting, but occasionally we sit there going 'Ummm, what? You're classifying that as accurate?' But then that's because we get to do actual experiments, not rely on documents that are hundreds of years old. It makes life more difficult I feel. 

Other than that is the Dissertation, which I'm not bored of just yet! Still really enjoying it, had an actually amazing day this week getting the mapping software to work that put me in such a good mood (that's a bit sad isn't it...) and all my data is now in the country, just waiting to pick it up. Lit review is a bit of a pain, but just plugging away at it bit by bit and it's getting there. I want all except the discussion (and possibly some of the results depending on how quickly people get stuff done for me) done in rough by Christmas.

Conservation is fun, although stressful. But people are coming along still and barring someone stepping on a nail last week we haven't had any major issues. Only one is peoples inability to decide what they're doing by Friday evening. If I say you have to sign up by Friday so I can sort transport I do actually mean Friday. And if you are said transport it would be really useful if you could tell me any limitations by Friday, not after I've sent out the e-mail telling people what, when and where. People can be infuriating! 

House is still standing. Although very much missing an Amy. As much as I love the boys, they can be exhausting when they're together. I miss someone I can sit and chat too, and I know I'm withdrawing from them but I just don't have the energy. 

On the other hand Belize means lots of coursemates now which is awesome, and gives me some release during the day when I'm buried in work, which is definitely needed.

As for next year... masters or conservation work. I don't know. I kinda feel like I only want to do a Masters so I don't have to panic about the fact that what I want to do no-one will pay me for for another year. And if I don't do it now Uni funding is only going to get worse so prices are only going to become impossible. But at the same time going out into the world with no money would be scary, where as at the moment I can go with at least £9000 as a bit of a cushion without relying on my parents, which I hate. 

Going to see Jessica in a few weeks. Which has me so very excited. I haven't seen her since before Belize and I miss her so much. 

Riding is OK, although Sally is no longer teaching us which is a shame. Sarah's OK but not Sally. Have been getting actual horses though, including the new one today! Very unfit but once she is I think she'll be awesome. And she's a piebald so just looks so cute.

Date: 2010-11-07 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Heh, you're a geek sweetie, you're supposed to get excited by making software work XD

I don't know what to tell you about your masters. Potentially it's going to be a nightmare to do a masters in a couple of years time, but at the same time there's no point you doing it now just because of that. I guess you have to get all the information and then make your decision. When do you have to apply by if you want to do it next year?

Heh people are silly and disoragnised. Especially freshers (how can people only start their essays 7 hours before its due in? It makes my brain hurt just thinking about it). I'm sure you'll get them all trained in responding to your emails properly very soon!

I'll text you or call you tomorrow and we can sort something out. I miss you.

Date: 2010-11-07 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The freshers are fine, they always get their emails in on time, it's the committee that are the problem!

And I'm not the computer type of geek (as shown by my inability to even get the file to open!), software shouldn't make me happy. Although I guess I am when it comes to my dissertation at the moment, I don't mind being that kind of geek!

Date: 2010-11-07 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Really? Have you got a different breed of fresher down there? All I've heard from committee people here is complaining about how freshers leave everything to the last minute, or just show up without warning or say they're coming and then don't. Maybe yours are extra awesome?

Being a geek in one thing always leads to being a geek in something else. It's a rule. And it's awesome!


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