Yale week 2 :: of malaise, homesickness and incompetence

And thus the honeymoon ends.

This morning, I woke up to grey skies and an acute case of homesickness.  It never got better from there.

I don’t want this to be a whinge-fest – already did that with the hubs and the BFF – but suffice to say, my tasks were relentless and pointless and were made even more dismal by a lovely Connecticut rain that just refused to unclench its grasp over us all day.  This threw a kibosh on much of the planned activities and I do not envy the RAs their charges tonight.  Imagine coming in from countries far and wide and spending your first night in registration then your second day tromping from class to class in soggy socks.

No, I’m not that noble.  I’m really not thinking of students in the face of my own misery.  I’m just practicing a bit of Schadenfreude to stem the rising tide of I don’t wanna be here-ness.

Okay, I really have nothing left to say.  I’m tired.  And damp.  And probably rank.  And I’m still on duty till 11pm.  I guess I’m just not as young as I used to be and this is my body telling me that I’m crashing.  Hard.

In any case, how’s about you all just enjoy some pictures and pray for better days that don’t include insufferable bouts of self-pity. (Gads! I’m irritating even myself re-reading this!)

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What I wore today. The orange shirt is mandatory, but pairing it with the sassy polka dot shorts hopefully puts my own individual stamp on the de rigeur uniform.

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I don’t think I will ever capture the grandeur that is Bingham. And I don’t think I will ever tire of trying to capture it, gargoyles and all.

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Hammonasett State Beach last Friday. When things were still fun and carefree. Who knew sandy beaches could co-exist next to greenery? The Atlantic felt much colder than the Pacific, that’s for sure!


6 thoughts on “Yale week 2 :: of malaise, homesickness and incompetence

  1. jenortega says:

    The shorts make that outfit rock : )

  2. Rooting for you! Homesickness maybe only second to seasickness travel woe. Distract, distract, distract. But you know that. Hey you must have come up with the best combo of the shorts wiith the uni tee. It says : lets have fun learning here, gang. I never would have pictured the shorts working so well. Nicely done.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Thank you for the encouraging words. Am working through this 7-week investment as best as I can and your comment really helps. 🙂

  3. Selah says:

    I’m sorry you’ve been hit so hard with homesickness. It was kind of inevitable, but it still sucks. I love the cute shorts with the mandatory tee!

    • mtsedwards says:

      If I never see another orange shirt again, it will be too soon. Not that I have anything against the program – I just have this antipathy for repeating outfits. ;p

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