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Dreams And Denial

Dreams And Denial

Around this time last year, I wrote a post about how my health has got in the way of having dreams and being ambitious, and how I’m more aware of my limitations than of my aspirations. My goal was to try and make 2017 a year of remembering how to dream again, how to be ambitious even when it seems unlikely. It’s hard to assess the extent to which I’ve succeeded at that goal. Right now, I am painfully aware…

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Outside, Looking In

Outside, Looking In

Since actually participating in theatre turned out to be overwhelming in terms of time and energy required, I decided to take a different approach to participating in student life by … observing it. Which doesn’t necessarily sound like a form of participation, but it is. Hear me out. I discovered that by signing up to review student productions, I could get free tickets to various theatre things. This is a win-win scenario: I get to enjoy an evening out without…

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

You Win Some, You Lose Some

This year, I told myself, I’m going to be productive. I can’t control my health, but I can get ahead with my work, and then when I inevitably have a health crisis in the middle of the term, it isn’t so bad. Two essays due for early next/this week? Not a problem. I can do that. And on Friday and Saturday, I did. I was woken at eight by a fire alarm, so I got straight on with the day:…

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