Dear October (3)

Inspired by Emily Diana Ruth’s Letters to July series, along with Carrie Hope Fletcher’s re-jigging of the concept for her own Letters to Autumn seriously, I thought I would write a little snippet each day to the lovely month that is October. So here goes nothing…

3rd October

Oh October, October, October, I finally understand the TGIF feeling, because this afternoon dragged, October, it really did. Freshers’ Week is winding down so there is less of the simple requests to know where tuition fees can be paid or where people can get Purple cards.

Our boss bought us cupcakes today.  She’s definitely trying to bribe us! And it’s working… unsurprisingly. I spoke to her today about being keen to continue on, if possible, and she was really lovely about it. She understood about the Learning Zone commitment elsewhere and basically said I could work as little/as much as I wanted to (and legally could!) at the Base but they’d like to keep people on. It was lovely to hear someone want to work around you because they were keen to keep you as part of the team. She says to try keep Mondays free, I think I could do that and enjoy it, committing to 5 hours would be manageable I think.

We’ll see in time, of that I have no doubt.

In the meantime, there are seminars starting up next week and I can’t wait to be back in that academic environment properly. October, I love that for the past few years of my life your advent has meant education and classrooms and new school books and things to learn. It might sound silly, but I think all of us who have been through primary and secondary education consider September/October to be the beginning of the year. Adjusting to the actual calendar of January being the start of things is often difficult once full-time education happens. Hopefully I won’t need to consider that eventuality at all in the foreseeable future.

(Previous day?)

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