February In Review

Another month come and gone. Can you believe it? If only January went this quickly…

The month started off strong with three gigs in three days: Trixie Mattel, Architects and Marmozets. You can read about those shows in this post.

After that weekend, lectures started again. This term, I am taking Basic and Advanced Conservation, Rewilding and Ecosystem Services and a field course module for my South Africa trip in April. My lectures are minimal, but this is the term where I really get my ducks in a row for my dissertation work this summer. For my dissertation, I will be working with the Sussex chapter of the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (I.F.C.A.) on sustainable fisheries. This month, I also presented my literature review findings to the staff of the I.F.C.A. (which was so nerve-racking) and sought feedback. I look forward to acting on that feedback and really getting the ball rolling on my dissertation soon.

I started my time as a mentor for IntoUniversity, where university students volunteer to help underprivileged students achieve their future, academic and social goals that help them towards university. I had a short induction this month and look forward to meeting my mentee soon!

I quit my cleaning job. Although I was promised to get more consistent hours after a few weeks, nothing came up. My only hours were Sunday mornings (by morning, I mean I left my house before 6AM), a 45 minute bus away from my house and only a two hour clean. I didn’t think it was worth the hassle anymore, especially since my other job is far more fulfilling and promising…

I am still at my care giving job and loving it. I will write a more in-depth post about what I do in a few days, but after some online training and workbooks, I’m now finally out there connecting with clients and helping them live their best lives!

Just yesterday… we got snow in Brighton! What a lovely surprise.

What I’m watching: Monster, Baby Driver, Primal Fear, The Good Place (season 1-2), The End of the Fucking World (season 1), RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (season 3)

What I’m listening to: okay. by As It Is, You Are We by As She Sleeps, The Stories We Tell Ourselves by Nothing More, The Way Forward by Intervals, The ’59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem, Part & Parcel by The Skints, Dispose by The Plot in You, The Blackest Beautiful by letlive., If There Is Light, It Will Find You by Senses Fail

What I’m reading: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Photo by Tom Kiss.

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3 Comments

  1. February 28, 2018 / 10:25 am

    I’m so jealous you saw a Trixie show! I’m also watching All Stars 3 right now, and it’s been amazing so far! We had snow in Kent as well yesterday, and it was so difficult to leave the house with the conditions. Well done on quitting a job you didn’t feel was right for you, and hope the other one serves you well 🙂 Tania Michele xx

  2. Don Cox
    February 28, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Do you still have the Pub job? That was my first job after leaving the Army.

    • rachelwuest
      March 3, 2018 / 11:57 am

      No, I was let go. Now, I’m just care giving.

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