I have somewhat of a confession to make – I’ve been ill with depression for a few months now, and it’s made doing stuff that used to be simple a bit more difficult. I mean, it’s not like it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to anyone, obviously, but lots of times I’ve missed out on doing things I’ve really wanted to, such as volunteering and blogging (and college work most of all), because I couldn’t leave the house, which is a bit annoying. I didn’t go to Picocon (Imperial Sci Fi Society’s annual mini-convention) on Saturday because… well, there really wasn’t a good reason for it. I was even in college briefly and went home instead of staying for the remainder of the day. Anyway, perhaps this can serve as an excuse of sorts for my lack of blogging. Also, just in case anyone was worrying, I have medication and have been talking to lots of helpful people, so hopefully the situation will continue improving, albeit slowly!
In fact, the only thing I’ve really been able to keep up with is University Challenge practices (which makes me feel incredibly selfish, but oh well), and today we went for filming. I can’t tell you how we did, because Jeremy Paxman will hunt me down and follow me around saying “Come on!” ad infinitum if I do, but I did enjoy myself a lot. Even if I did only get four hours sleep, then drink too much tea and twitch the whole day.
I think I might have picked up a virus from a team-mate though. I’m writing this because I can’t get to sleep and I’ve been meaning to write it for a while. Hopefully it won’t be as long until the next post! (Especially since I’ve been planning to write something on the Science Challenge and the deadline for it is a week away…)