Back to work

So for the past week I had actually taken some time off from finishing my M.Sc. on the advice of my supervisor. I don’t relax well and usually am happiest when I am working on something. This has caused problems for me because I don’t always balance work and play well enough in my life. It was good to take a break and part of me wants to take more time off.

However, I have to finish my M.Sc. That includes getting ready for my presentation, finishing up my written report and of course working on a couple of other papers that are related to the research I have been conducting. It’s a tall order seeing as the month of August is almost half over.

I’m going to try not to violate my agreement with my supervisor to work less this week than I usually do. It’s tough because I don’t want to over exhaust myself but coming so close to finishing, I want to push myself over these final hurdles. I am aware that my tendency to push myself is both a curse and a blessing, and can sometimes be very detrimental to my health. Still, there’s a part of me that always feels I have to push because things for so long never came easily to me. I tried my hardest and failed for too long in my life and even when things finally started working again for me, I still had to keep at it every day. Finding a balance is tough particularly because keeping a routine is key to my stability.

I’ll see how my educational commitments interfere with my ability to blog. I can’t promise that this space will have much priority in the next couple of weeks. The vacation was good and it did help me. Now’s time to finish the job.

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About Neil

I happen to have paranoid schizophrenia. But that is only a small part of who I am. I define me, not my illness. I always try and choose hope and choose to be a better person, though like all people, I have more than a few failures. Some have been rather spectacular.
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