I kinda feel like Cambridge terms are like the depths of the oceans. Summer has been a lovely long break, where we surface, breach and generally enjoy the joys of the rest of the world. I've been back in Cambridge for a few days now, and that feels like I'm swimming at the surface, slowly descending to the depths. Now that lectures are starting (on a Friday for me, yay!), we've been plunged back into the deep dark abyss.
So it's my second year here, and I'm no less excited. If anything, I'm even more so, knowing that I'm committed to a bunch of societies and that there are all these things that I wanna do this year. Unsurprisingly, I have quite a bit on my plate this year, and academically speaking, I'm hoping that my strong interest in the subjects (ecology, animal biology and geological sciences A) and various miscellaneous activities will help augment and complement the academic work I have to do and tide me over. I.e. I hope I won't be struggling to keep up with academic work.
It looks to be a brilliant year ahead though, on top of the subjects I'm doing, I'm taking basic Spanish which will hopefully be useful in the future. If I manage to get the hang of it. Apart from the Nature Society, I also have the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum again, as well as the Southeast Asian Forum which I'm on the committee for. And with Saturday lectures out of the way (cos I've got an awesome combination of subjects!), I'm really hoping to be able to climb more, go on some hillwalking trips and pick up caving and dancing. And as usual, there are tonnes of really interesting talks going on in town that I would love to go for.
All that said though, term's barely started and I'm already sleep deprived - not looking good for the rest of term.
In any case, I'm glad to be back, and I'm also looking forward to Christmas vacation (in 8 weeks).
I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
My interests vary from conservation to education to heritage to Nature (biodiversity & wildlife) to outdoor activities to life in general.
They occupy most of my waking moment.
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