I've Been Served

September 04 2015

I would lie if I said I was ecstatic when I received the email informing me that I had won the Listserve. I’ve been part of the Listserve for a couple of years now and I knew that there was a good chance I would win one day. I was naïve enough to believe I could get away by just reading all of your interesting emails without ever having to write to you. I find it incredibly hard to write about myself. Maybe some of you can relate…

I could have easily ignored the “You Won the Listserve” email (trust me, I almost did) but I feel like I owe all of you. And, to be perfectly honest, there is a part of me that cannot wait to get to know some of you.

I also take this as an opportunity to take a break from writing my 15,000-word MA dissertation. It is Friday night and the deadline is on Tuesday at 4pm GMT and I am just about halfway done with it. It is worrying. On the one hand, I feel like this may be the first time in my life I will hand in an assignment late. On the other hand, I’ve always managed to hand in all my assignments on time and I don’t want my last assignment to ruin my supercalifragilisticexpialidocious streak.

It is typical of me to leave things to the last minute. It is the trait I hate most about me. At least I know why I do it, which is the first step to improvement. I “suffer” from a “condition” I refer to as writer’s paralysis. I have a tendency to get insecure about my writing and, on top of that, Perfectionism is my middle name. It is a lethal combination and I have tried quite a few things to do something about it. A looming deadline is still the most effective remedy for writer’s paralysis. At the same time, deadlines are also a leading cause for poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, panic attacks and occasional hair and nail loss. Do you have any drugs and/or magic remedies for my condition? Some good advice would be OK too… I guess.

I have recently started re-reading the Harry Potter series and even though I’m 25 now I still get ridiculously excited about it. I read for 1 or 2 hours before going to sleep every night. It’s one of the best parts of my day.(It comes right after waking up next to my boyfriend every day. Add something cheesy to your Listserve email = check. But it’s true). If you’ve seen the movies but never read the books, I urge you to read the series because you are missing out. They are really easy to read to and so entertaining! What is your favourite book/book series? I would love to know!

I think that is it from me and I’m also close to the word limit now. Feel free to contact me! Like I’ve already mentioned earlier, I would love to get to know you and hear your thoughts.

If you need advice about LDRs (Long-Distance Relationships), I am your woman. I’ve gone through it all.

I love you all!

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Brighton, UK

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