This summer has been absolutely crazy, miserably hot, but today is the first official autumn day. I really hope the weather will calm down now!
About two weeks ago it abruptly became wet and cold, a complete change from the crazy summer weather. The wild birds that come to be for food have been busy sitting around our kitchen window looking miserable: "I don´t have enough fluff for this cold!"
Usually autumn means my scalp becomes really unhappy. I guess it's the cold and moist air outside and the warm and dry air inside... And being trapped under a hat whenever I leave the house.
Once that happens I'll see if I can prevent some problems this year by being more aware of the dry, dead skin/dandruff-like buildup on my scalp before it really starts to annoy me.
In more personal news: I´m going back to uni!
I´m not sure I ever mentioned it on my blog, but it´s on my "Unspecified some time in the future"-plan to add some diplomas and a degree to my degrees and eventually teach my field at university level. Some time in the future. I certainly didn´t think it would be any time in this near future.
But then after a chat with nurse-friend who just finished her candidate degree, I found myself browsing for options and there was this one, perfect semester I could sign up for. So I did!
Starting Monday, I will be following a single semester with pedagogy students. The semester is centered around methods and research about teaching and will be perfect for my CV.
However, I keep having this more or less vague feeling of panic about it. What was I thinking? I average well over 50 hours of work a week as it is. I barely see Mr. Igor as it is and I think I´ve been more or less constantly sleep deprived since we came back from Tenerife. The last thing I need is more work on my plate!
I keep telling myself that the worst thing that can happen is that I fail the course, but have gained some experience with working while studying. All that is really at stake is the tuition, but it doesn´t make the feeling go away.
Biologist-friend recommended subliminal background sounds for sleeping and I will give it a try...
In less terrifying news, Mr. Igor started his own business some months back and it has steadily been growing. It´s funny, I always thought starting your own business would be super difficult and complicated and would take ages to build your product and costumer base. But since Mr. Igor knows the right people it was a simple matter of one of his SEO-friends asking "Hey, can I outsource this to you? And please start your own business so I can bill you easier. Thanks!"
Maybe it´s because I have no ambitions whatsoever in management or a leader position, but it really blew my mind (Still does!) that it was so easy.