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Next week sees the start of Week 0 of my fourth unit, Galaxies and their place in the universe, so here, as usual, is my reading for this class. Universe has been required reading for two of my last three classes so I already had the text. Galaxies in the Universe is a new required […]
I’m all set to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight with my new (patent pending) Meteor Observation Platform as modelled by my trusty assistant Master Lightyears. Here’s hoping that this cloud moves on:
Being self-employed I don’t get sick leave, if I don’t work I don’t get paid. But when the alternative is to work yourself into the ground there isn’t really another option. There’s only so much daytime TV a person can watch before it starts to send them a little crazy. So I’ve had to find […]
So, that whole coming off the antidepressants thing worked well. The depression has scooped out all my insides, so I’ve had to go back to padding them out with the cotton-wool that is diazepam (the generic, non-branded Valium). I feel ‘fine’. Not ‘l’m fine’ as in the upside down tattoo that says ‘Help me’, have […]
I have a memory like a sieve (well, it turns out, apparently, that that’s not strictly true – depression makes my brain really, really good at remembering negative things, but not so impressive at remembering useful things, like for my job, or my course, or pretty much life in general, especially not good things – […]
Here’s a post close to my heart on Psych Central about how Returning to Workforce, Women Should Explain their Employment Gap. If I had a £ for every person who told me taking a career break is career suicide, or that I must be a bit ‘simple’ because otherwise I wouldn’t have given up work […]
Hot on the heels of finishing up my latest unit for my astronomy masters, I’ve had a ginormous work crunch for the past week and have been working until past midnight. Unsurprisingly my mood has taken a hit and I’m not going to be able to come off my antidepressants as soon as I wanted. […]