I didn’t realise how long it has been since I last blogged and I was talking about blogging twice a week? Pffft shame on me. I’ll probably do an actual post later on this week – I’ve just been completely bogged down from work – I get pretty tired so once I get home I pretty much don’t want to do much, let alone type. Full time work is energy draining – I didn’t realise how sleep deprived I was until the last few days when I really felt so tired that I didn’t even know how to position myself because even resting was tiring
Anyway, apart from that mostly everything in life is pretty fine.
The hottest topic at the moment in my life is a round of graduation ceremonies taking place this week. I must say this (though unintentionally, because it was so long ago) that I did once feel bitter about my own graduation – I sent out a round of emails to friends but they were mostly ignored. I had an early graduation (after 3 years of uni) but very few people turned up – for those who did I really appreciated it. Now that I see friends posting up their graduation invitations and congratulating each other I can’t help but think “wow, to you it was a great deal, but when it comes to me it’s not” sort of thing. Mind you, I didn’t go around openly inviting people, I sent personal emails so I didn’t make a huge fuss out of it – but still, really? I don’t really get why people make a big deal out of graduations. I understand why people feel like they’ve accomplished something or feel like they deserve a huge “congrats” from friends and family, but I’m just in the stage where I’m so over these things. I mean, alright – feel proud, invite a few people – but don’t go around making it seem like such a huge deal. I dunno, am I making much sense here, or is it because I’m indifferent because of what happened before? But okay, fair enough, since it’s their first graduation I’ll cut some slack 😛
My Masters graduation ceremony is actually on this Friday but I opted out of it since I figured there was no point in a second graduation ceremony. Nothing changes – only the colour of the scarf – I don’t even get a different hat, and it’s pricey to hire graduation gear since you’re on the stage for about 30 seconds flat. Usually I don’t care about expenses like that but after I started working I feel that earning money is quite difficult – I find it hard to save up, and no matter how long I save for it’s still so hard to accumulate enough money to buy the things I want. Anyway, I digressed – the main point is that it is my ceremony – I’m just not going to it – yet people ask me “hey are you coming to my ceremony/ graduation?” – shouldn’t it be our graduation?
Either way, I’ve been working and slowly the things that are necessary in life have pretty much stood out to me – academic qualifications are a part of life, but aren’t necessary – what’s necessary is the ability to be able to achieve a balance in life – to be able to earn enough to buy the things you want and to stay happy and healthy. Other than that, graduation ceremonies or schmeremonies – whatever. For those who haven’t reached ceremonies, you’ll probably understand what I mean a few years down the track, long after you’ve already graduated lol.
Anyway, same drill – anything interesting or amusing will be linked on my Twitter, so you can stalk that while I’m not really posting. I’ll churn out something in the next few days. I’ve just been tired for the past week – I was pretty much staring at opals for 3 days in a row to the point it made me really hate looking at them lol. Until next blog!