It is exactly one more week until varsity starts and I will officially be a 2nd year Psychology student! It feels good to say that. I am really looking forward to this year and am very excited to get back into the swing of things.
I’ve been on holiday for nearly 10 weeks now; which is not something that I am used to! I spent most of my time working in December, and January. And as tiring and frustrating as it sometimes is, it has been a good thing. It has given me a chance to get out of the house, earn some of my own money, and meet new people. I’ve also had the opportunity to build my interpersonal skills and develop a good work ethic. Holiday jobs are definitely a great way to grow and learn more about yourself too.
The upside of working in a bookstore is, of course, being around these wonderful and sometimes strange collections of words. And every now and again we are lucky enough to catch a good deal right when it lands!
But the on the other hand, the downside of working in a bookstore is the temptation to keep buying more books... It is a lot harder to resist them calling your name from the overcrowded and lonely shelves, desperately wanting to be rescued. And naturally, being the book-lover that I am, all I want to do is save these poor books and give them a real home. So while I couldn't save them all, I did manage to add these greats to my personal library-in-the-making:
Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Postmortem: The Doctor Who Walked Away by Maria Phalime
Wild at Heart & Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl