005. Graduate with a BA (Hons) in theology – completed!
What a day. I’d been dreading it for weeks due to the fact that I didn’t make many proper friends on my course so I knew it was going to be awkward and long and tiring. Thankfully, the day was well organised, so I was only sat on my own among the theology graduands for an hour or so. The ceremony was long, and pretty boring, but I’m glad I went – I think I would’ve regretted skipping my own graduation. It was also great for my parents, who were so proud of me.
Interestingly, I was the only person in the entire ceremony who had colourful hair. I was quite proud of that fact; my parents, not so much. At least they didn’t force me to dye it all brown as they were threatening too. Also, I kept in my lip piercing for the photos.
So now that I am a graduate, I am faced with the dreaded job hunt, which is incredibly disheartening. I’ve applied for a lot of media/journalism jobs, most of which I’d love to work for, but haven’t heard back from any of them yet. So we’ll see how that goes. I won’t be writing about that side of my life here due to the public nature of my blog, but I will let you know when I do eventually find work.
069. 10 books on feminism – completed! In retrospect, ten wasn’t a very ambitious number. Here were my favourites:
I’m re-recording my album this summer too. For those of you who have been kind enough to ask about the progress of my first full-length album, here’s a short explanation (I was going to write a whole essay on the thing but decided not to because it’s a pretty boring and depressing story): remember when I spent a few weeks last summer recording in Leeds (and documented the progress here, here, and here)? To cut a long story short, it turns out that we recorded the piano parts incorrectly, so we have to start all over. The only things that are salvageable are the guitar parts for 2 songs, and the vocal parts for 3 songs. I could’ve cried. So we’re starting all over. This will probably be the last I’ll mention the album for a long time, until we have a few songs finished at least. I’m not expecting it to be completed until at least the end of this year, quality not quantity and all that. I’m going to put more effort into my music career now that I have the time and my head is a little clearer.
Also, remember the post I wrote about the Swansea Women’s Centre being closed down? Well, thanks to our campaigning, the centre has secured the funding it needed and can now stay open! Hurrah! Things are going really well with the Swansea Feminist Network – one of the founding members organised the Pro-Choice Demo, which was a huge success, though unfortunately I couldn’t attend since I’d already paid for my table at the Birmingham Zine Festival. I’m also currently working on the SFN zine Pandora Press with friends Caitlin and Eleri, which is lots of fun too.