I apologize for not updating my blog recently. The past six weeks or so have been really rough. My grandfather passed away, I had some issues with my depression returning, and on top of all that I had finals and all the usual end-of-semester stuff.
Depression-wise, I’m starting to feel better. I’ve been seeing a therapist again and got an appointment scheduled with my psychiatrist. Don’t worry- I’m not suicidal or anything like that. If you want to know what it’s like to have depression, I suggest you read the following blog posts by the brilliant Allie Brosh (of “Hyperbole and a Half” fame). She explains it better than I possibly could. Thankfully, mine has never been as severe as hers was.
I meant to comment on Doctor Who episodes as they aired, but obviously that didn’t happen. So instead I’ll share my overall impression of the latest half-season. I was extremely disappointed with it. I really didn’t like Moffat’s stand-alone episode trend. I like my overarching themes! And as for Clara- she seemed incredibly bland as a character. It seemed like all she did was hit on the Doctor (which I hated, since I’m a devoted River Song/Doctor shipper). Amy Pond was a paragon of complexity compared to Clara. Hopefully now that they’ve solved the “Impossible Girl” thing they can actually develop her personality more. Also, there was a severe lack of River Song. On the plus side, I LOVED seeing the inside of the TARDIS. Madame Vastra and Jenny were awesome. And I really liked the finale, even though I think it means we’ve seen the last of River. It was nice to finally get some closure (which I didn’t get from her death in the Library, even when I went back and rewatched it after getting to know her more). The Doctor who wasn’t “The Doctor” was an interesting idea. It’s got me really excited for the 50th anniversary special (well, I was already really excited, seeing as David Tennant’s in it!).
Now to go back to the real world, I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing this summer. I just got my national pharmacy tech certification, so I’m job-hunting while applying to be licensed in Missouri and/or Iowa. Right now my plan is to move to St. Louis for the summer and stay with one of my friends who lives there. I know a lot of people in the area, and I really think it’ll help my depression to be able to hang out with them. Also, I’ve been miserable at home the past couple of summers, and I really don’t want to go through that again. I figure if I can work on my mental health over the summer, I’ll be in good shape to return to Truman in the fall.
So anyway, that’s the update from Andrea-world. I’ll leave you with a music recommendation- “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” by Bob Dylan. I’ve been listening to it a lot recently, and it always cheers me up.