Chickybabe for the Completed Chapter

  1. Officially, as of today, my year long chapter has come to an end. A weight of my shoulders, no matter how brief a time, is still a weight off my shoulders.
  2. Life, at least, my life, never does cut me any slack. As one chapter closes, another one opens. My only question is, “Why couldn’t it just give me even half a day of peace of mind?”
  3. If there is any lesson to be learned from the previous chapter, it’s that there is always time to sit back and enjoy the time off you deserve. I took that time off today and I plan to take it again tomorrow. New chapters with new problems be damned…least until the day after.
  4. You never really appreciate beauty until its last days. Maybe that’s why it’s so beautiful and magical at the same time. Nothing says cherish the moments like a ticking clock of “forever gone”.
  5. Some things that needed to be said have been said. Some things that wanted to be said were not said. At the end of the day, it probably was the better thing to do. When in doubt, always follow your head rather than your heart. It saves you a world of complications.

Doing a “Chickybabe” refers to doing a list of random thoughts and is named in honour of ChickyBabe who awed me with her style of writing, especially when she did her set of random thoughts which this is named after.

5 thoughts on “Chickybabe for the Completed Chapter

  1. You’re so lucky you finished your thesis already and don’t have to worry about it. For me, it’s already gonna be my final draft now, and seriously, I still have so many things to do.

  2. Yup, I agree with taking time off and feeling like you deserve it. I always feel guilty if I ever take time off. Somehow along the way, I’ve begun to associate relaxing with guilt and laziness. It’s hard sometimes, to give yourself time off. But glad that you did!

  3. I almost cried (of joy) when I passed my viva in March. I just wanted to tell the whole world, “Look, I’m done with my Master’s!”


  4. P.O.D: I still had my presentation to worry about. I know how that feels about so many things to do, that’s why the recommended starting point was one month before the due date. I started actually writing my thesis 3 weeks before the due date. I did have time to correct it beforehand though, small breaks in between did help the writing by a lot.

    Almostloved: I don’t feel guilty, I feel compelled to keep doing things. At least I still do, I just think it’s a whole lot better now to do it with a fresh mind rather than being on the edge half the time. In fact, I think I do it much faster and better now by relaxing than I did facing all my problems all day, everyday.

    Pelf: Thing is, I don’t feel like it. It’s like after 8 months of keeping it cool to do my work, it’s affected my ability to feel even the joy that I have of finishing it.

  5. Interesting isn’t it how we so caught up and wrapped up in our thoughts we are that we can’t even hit pause to seek solace and repeat the endless grind from day to day.

    Hmmm. Will check out Chickybabe. Thks.

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