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007. Stop the world, I want to get off.

  Yes, I know it’s the name of a musical, but it’s exactly how I felt for the past five weeks. I thought I was okay, but something happened, and it made me realise how wrong I was. But enough about me. How are you all feeling? Have you ever reached the point where you think everything seems to spiral out of control, and it feels like there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop the spiralling from happening? That was exactly how I felt, and honestly, I am still feeling it now. While the spiralling is gradually slowing down, it wasn’t the kind of slowing down that I wanted. But hey, it’s progress, so I’ll take it. Oh, to have my peace of mind back.

006. It’s fine, we’re fine.

  This is pretty much a “proof of life” post. It’s incredible how fast time flies–one day, we’re starting a whole new year, and today, we’re in the second half. So many things have happened. I know, I know, it’s the age-old excuse, but it’s not an untruth. I’ve been busy with school and I had to deal with many things at work. In addition, I also had to help prepare for our division’s team-building activities, and it was an absolute blast. Since I participated, I was able to recharge my batteries. Being by the sea can do that to you. I was glad I went, as I was in an emotional slump, and I have had one bad mental health day after another. Taking a day off (with people I love at work) was the absolute ticket. I loved every moment of it. I will have a separate photo-dump post because I took masses of pictures and it would be a shame not to share any of it.

005. Recently read: Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

I fell in love with Jennifer Robson’s work ever since I read the Fall of Poppies anthology of stories about World War I historical fiction. After reading All for the Love of You from the Fall of Poppies anthology, I started reading  The Great War series of her work. And all of them were page-turners. I still read them, always wanting to revisit their world. More than twenty years after the “war to end all wars” ended, another war of a global scale is the setting of Ruby Sutton’s story. A young American journalist and an orphan, Ruby is sent to work in London as a war correspondent for a weekly magazine. As the war continues to wreak havoc in many corners of the globe, Ruby grows and changes. I love her growth–she started as an overly inquisitive newcomer, and the story ended with her experiencing love, warmth and friendship. The story showed how people survived the war with courage, determination, and pluck. I can only imagine how tough (and dangerous) it was for people back then.