On Monday last week I was exhausted. The week before had been fairly busy at work, and then of course there’d been uni at the weekend, so I was tired by Monday morning. I could have just worked a normal day in the office, but instead I arrived at 7.45 on Monday morning and left at 1.45am on Tuesday. This is not something I recommend, and it’s not something I do often these days.

Of course this meant I was exhausted for the rest of the week. However I also had quite a nice time.

I have a bit of a knack for meeting people with whom I have a lot in common, and last week was no exception. First I found out that the receptionist at Bohemiacademia’s office used to be the resident psychotherapist in the acute trauma ward of a psychiatric hospital, and we had an interesting discussion about psychology and therapy and humans.

Then on Wednesday one of my neighbours came over to look at the bay window, because she’s thinking about getting hers restored, and it turns out she’s a psychotherapist too. We talked in depth all afternoon, and I wondered why I always seem to end up having deep conversations with everyone I meet. I’m not sure what it is, but something about me seems to scream ‘Hello new person, tell me your life story and explain your philosophy.’ This is something I greatly enjoy.

I had a singing lesson on Wednesday too, in which we ran through the solo I’ll be doing at a concert in a couple of weeks. Thursday and Friday were spent at the office working the day job, and then at the weekend I was back at uni again being battered by psychotherapeutic training.

(c) Tristram Kenton

On Saturday night I took myself on a date to see The Lady from the Sea at the Coronet in Notting Hill. It’s the first time I’ve ever watched a play that came with subtitles: an interesting experience. The play was excellent and the actor who played Ellida, the lady from the sea, was particularly fantastic. It’s on for another few days so there’s still a chance to see it. I’m tempted to go again.

If you’re interested, here’s what the Bohemiacademia team got up to this week.


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