Despite it perhaps looking like I’ve died, what with my lack of posting on my blog, or generally in any of my usual haunts, in fact I am still alive, I’ve just been busy fitting into my new routine at university.
It’s been 3 weeks, or at least this is the third week, and I’m talking to people occasionally, though still don’t really know anyone. I’ve also been participating in class, so all is good there. I’ve completed my first assignment (though it’s not due till Friday so I’m still waiting on my mark)… so now I just have 10 to go for this ‘session’ (like a semester)… although that’s over 10k words away collectively.
Centrelink kindly switched me over to AUStudy without any issues, which was nice of them, and I’m now living off $1.70-less a fortnight.
Perhaps the only subject I’m struggling with is “Indigenous World-Views”, which is video-linked from Lismore and we have no tutor on the Gold Coast to help us understand what – can sometimes seem very rambling – is going on down there. I’m considering driving to Lismore each week for the lecture, hoping for a clearer understanding, but I’m not sure I’ll manage to connect either way as I’m lost on what the concepts are and it’s the third week!
If I didn’t mentioned it, the MacBook Pro mum gave me for uni work had a power issue, so I took it into Next Byte to fix it. They fixed the power issue, but broke the screen (not cracked, but the screen simply doesn’t work anymore) and accepted no responsibility. Thus I have a lovely laptop that works great with a monitor, but that doesn’t make it very portable. I use my iPad in class to type with Pages, and that syncs back to my Mac at home. I’d prefer a real keyboard though as my iPad (version 3) can sometimes be a little laggy.
I do find time for hobbies, despite a vastly busier life, such as my photography. I took some really nice shots today, though don’t have the time to pick the good ones to upload just yet.