I have certainly been on a hiatus on blogging recently. My hand-journaling has not been on hiatus, as actually I have decided to make it more routine when I journal: right when I wake up.
I have been on hiatus because I have been quite busy. The last few weeks, I have been preparing for my qualifying exams which happen in 9 days. I’ll be examined orally on mathematical physics, numerical methods for partial differential equations, and elasticity of materials. Although I am feeling pretty confident as I prepare for it, it is still very nerve-wracking.
Since I am journaling and reading the newspaper in the morning, my only opportunities for blogging would probably be during the evening, but I have had many activities during evenings, like SPG, אולפן [ulpan = Hebrew classes], bridge, board game club, and Shabbat services, among other activities.
As I get into the studying crunch time, it is unlikely that I will blog until at least I am finished with quals. There might be a cathartic post shortly after I am done, or not. There is light at the end of the tunnel, as shortly after quals, my advisor goes out of town, which might be an opportunity for me to take a vacation, or at least a partial vacation.
Also, since I didn’t do BEDA [Blog Every Day (in) April/August] in April, I am clearly not doing it in August. Instead, I will be doing OCTOBER [October’s Creative Title Of Blog Everyday Routine]… guess when?
But for now, I have to push on!
But, given which ordinal post this is, I have to be a little bit clever here…