This week I talked two people out of resigning from our programme, and they joined my current study group to keep up with the pace. That's five in total. Not gonna lie, this place is hard, and it goes double for competitive types (i.e. nearly everyone), but that doesn't mean we don't have each other's back. nowaypablo's comments about life/attitudes at WP didn't go amiss. I hope you're doing well!
Yesterday I delivered a presentation about my research project to a mock symposium composed mostly of senior staff and other students. After q&a, I had to do the only proper thing: approach the professors who asked all of those measurement-oriented questions and get them to explain what I messed up. That took most of yesterday and today, and I was invited to see a similar setup next week. It was a lot of fun and it always takes me by surprise just how most of the seniors here are eager to teach.
Didn't happen much outside of studies/research, unfortunately. The girl I mentioned last time fizzled out, but at least I can honestly say it's for the better.
Aikido is a lot of fun, though, at some point, I hope to learn something beyond hitting the floor safely. Gonna give it a few months more and see where it goes from there.
Barely had the time to even lurk around here, and I miss you all.