A little bit of goodbye…

Hello! So I haven’t updated for awhile, and that was because I was really busy with work and trying to wrap things up before I left. Friday was my last day, and even though its been about 3 days since then, I still can’t believe it.

My internship at UTP was four months long, which isn’t actually a very long time, but it felt rather long. After completing my publishing course at Humber mere weeks before I began my internship, I burnt out really easily in the beginning, and was longing for the end right in the beginning. But as time passed, I really started to get into it, and then time started flying.

By the end though, I had learned a lot, especially what the ‘real’ workplace/office environment is like. And that was great experience.

The past year has been crazy for me. Only this weekend did I pause to actually look back at everything that happened, and it made me realise how long its been since I’ve paused. I completed my final year of university and graduated. I started and finished the Creative Book Publishing Course at Humber College, and also graduated from that. I started an internship at a scholarly publishing house in downtown Toronto, and also completed that. Whew! Even thinking about it all makes my head spin.

What’s funny is that I can barely remember my final semester of university. It all seems so long ago, even though it was only April.

I’ve been going non-stop with school and work for so long that I’m kind of scared of what comes next. Every time someone asks me “What’s next?” butterflies start dancing in my tummy and I start to stress out. I’m the kind of person that can’t sit still for a long time, and even though I complain of wanting a break and being really tired, when I don’t have anything to do, that becomes a source of stress in itself. Weird, right?

But I keep trying to convince myself that I really do deserve a break. There’s a lot of stuff I’ve been neglecting for over a year now, that I really want to get back to. A lot of books that I want to read. A lot of writing that I need to do.

Speaking of books, I recently received a free copy of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 from Random House! I’m not sure how I entered (probably Twitter hehe) so I was surprised when I got the email telling me I won. Its such a gorgeous book that I can’t wait to store it on my bookshelf. Oh, and read it too. But that goes without being said.

Other than that, I’m planning on enjoying the holiday break with my family and friends and watching some Christmas movies. I know its kind of late, but I didn’t have a chance to watch any before Christmas, so better late than never, right?

What are your plans for the holidays?

Thanks for reading.

‘Till next time,


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  1. Chelsey says:

    I TOTALLY know what you mean about being ridiculously busy and finally realizing just how much you’ve accomplished. You and I had the same experience: university, grad, Humber, grad, internship, then .. uhh.. break? It has been crazy!

    I’m looking forward to following your reading while you’re on break =). I too hope to get a bunch of books read! Woot woot woot!

    • Ikhlas says:

      I know, right! Its been a crazy year, and I’ve had to remind myself of everything that’s happened this year, in order to convince myself that a break is perfectly in order 🙂 hehehe

      Can’t wait to read more of your blog posts too! 🙂

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