It’s 6.33pm and I’m sitting in my office at the university, feeling drained – I don’t know why I feel so tired today. Maybe it’s caused by the cool and wintery weather. Who knows.
It has been very productive though – I spent the morning and afternoon improving the spreadsheet that I built to automate some laborious tasks at the Institute. Some people have commented that I came out of nowhere and suddenly I already contributed to the Institute *grin*. I’m glad I can help and show my usefulness … hehehe. I’m also secretly thankful that I didn’t need to head to my old company to work for an hour or two and assist my old team there because I don’t know how I could gain enough energy to head up to Marden, work some more, and then head back to uni for the prayer meeting.
My tiredness is probably because I stayed up last night doing some work as well as designing a wedding invitation for a member of our congregation. I offered to help her in designing the wedding invitation, and it ended up quite a tiring task as I had to have numerous conversations on the phone with her as I really had no idea what she wanted. On top of that, my internet connection at home has been really temperamental – just when I wanted to google some images or send an email to her for some confirmation and approval, the connection went down again. Argh! 😡 I wanted to sleep at 11.00pm at the latest, I ended up sleeping close to 2am.
Admittedly, I was considering skipping the prayer meeting tonight and heading home instead. However, my conscience (and no doubt, the Holy Spirit) prevented me from doing so. So, instead of going back home, I ended up doing some minor editing on my thesis proposal. I’m quite happy with my progress so far – my supervisors seem happy with my work as well. 🙂 I also received great feedback from my thesis group (I join weekly sessions organised by the Learning and Teaching Unit at the university, who meet to discuss and help research postgraduate students with their thesis writing). They were really impressed with the quality of my writing and the clarity of the proposal. All glory to God – all of the skills and abilities that I have developed thus far, are the products of years of shaping and seemingly pointless and trivial things at the time. I have always enjoyed writing and my blog is a testament to the hobby, and I’m glad that it has helped me to project my ideas and opinions better.
Of course, there are still a lot more work to do – this is only just the beginning. Bring it on, I’d say – I’m having fun. 🙂