Friday, 16 May 2008

I missed blogging

Or, not so much blogging, but being able to look back and see what I had done that day and how I felt. Keeping a diary has never worked for me, but I kept a regular blog in the states and that was great. I'm fine with just writing in this whenever.

So it's Friday night and I'm staying in. I'm so dead tired, but I have an essay to do, which I'm so afraid of that I don't want to start, which is bad because it's due Monday, but I don't want to do it because I don't even understand the course and blah blah long story short, I don't want to do it but I have to. So I should start.

But first I have to drop one of my housemates off at a nearby busstop. So not in the mood, but she let me use her printer today, and I have to play the grateful card. I was grateful, don't get me wrong, but if I had ink and she didn't, it wouldn't even have been a question of getting something in return. I offered to pay her for using her ink and stuff, and she didn't shoot that down, so I went and got my wallet, and in that slow way of hers she said not to worry about paying, but would I mind giving her a lift tonight? So that's what I'm doing.

I feel disgusting handing that essay in today the way it was. It's not even worth my tutor's time in marking it's so bad. But it's done and that's all that matters. I called in sick to work today to get it done. I felt so guilty about that. So now I feel disgusting and guilty. Good times being me.

I wanted to go for a walk today but now it's too dark. Woops.


Kelly said...

love it. it's all so you!!!
handing in an assignment shouldn't make you feel disgusting either!
am going to call you soon.

Nicole said...

I found your Sarah, the Au Pair blog, because I am actually an American that is going to be an Au Pair in Germany starting in July and I wanted to find some fellow Au Pair bloggers. Obviously, you have moved on from that part of your life. But I was just wondering, as someone that has "been there done that" would you have any advice?

Sarah said...

Hey Nicole. Have you read my blog from my au pair days? It's

It's a little negative cos I'd mostly go on there to vent when things were tough, but looking back on the whole experience it was awesome.

My advice is start emailing other au pairs in the area, or go on travel forums and meet people that are in your area. Your friends while you're over there are what really get you through each day. Your family and friends at home will be too far away to do anything but lend a sympathetic ear. Plus, your friends over there are great to escape with for gossiping over coffee. :)

Have fun!!

Sarah said...

Duh. Scratch the first sentence of my post because I just reread your comment.