Just received an email telling me my paid account is expiring and...has it really been that long? I really haven't been using LJ much this year, I don't know why I bothered paying.
Almost six months since I last updated. Six months
. How did time fly by so fast? I still log on occasionally and I check my f-list every now and then, but I haven't really participated in anything. I miss the idea of LJ/fandom being a place I might belong--I never did, not really, but I remember feeling like I almost could if I tried.
Cough. Anyway. Siz months. Got accepted for a Master's program, got my undergrad degree, spent a summer thinking about my future and took a week-long vacation in Australia, then moved to another country and spent my first Thanksgiving here. Not a lot in six months maybe, but phew! Moving to another country is not
easy, I'm regretting not packing quite a few essential things. Living in the US is also much more costly than I realized, I had literal nightmares just thinking about money.
It's slightly funny how I don't use English much more than I did back home. The only classmates I really talk to are also from Taiwan, and I'm way too shy to talk to anyone else. I have a feeling this isn't going to pan out well if I ever want to go job hunting, though, so I should probably start talking to the professors or advisers or someone
. One reliable way I've always used to practice getting my thoughts out in English is to write, so that's another reason why I'm updating after so long. I really need to get things together, I can't seem to form connected sentences!( Collapse )
So...hopefully I'll be updating more often again. No long entries, but short ones should be something I can do. And now I have to get back to reading papers for my project.