I finished my first quarter of grad school and I didn’t cry when I left lab today but I was actually really sad to leave. I wasn’t taking classes and I was just working in lab and it was a working vacation. It’s a good sign when the thing you hate the most about your work is just the commute and even then I only hated biking and walking 2 miles uphill 50% of the time. I got praised a lot at work and that’s exciting because I like being praised. I hope my new lab is like that. Since I have vacation between quarters I’m going back home to Seattle tomorrow.
I had a nice and relaxing day even though I feel a little sick. I stopped taking my anxiolytics and the psychiatrist prescribed a new one and so I’m feeling a headache constantly today from not taking my 6 doses of buspar on a daily basis. It made me feel dizzy all the time and the first day I stopped it was so nice to not have a headache constantly and now that it’s finally leaving my system I feel pretty icky. In the end since I’ve been taking it in January I’ve been less anxious but I’ve basically had a constant headache. I feel excited about the new medication though. No headaches but I might gain like 30 pounds but at least I can control that more than the headaches.
Lastly my nose piercing keeps giving me trouble. I was feeling really happy when it was finally showing signs of not being irritated anymore and got flat for a day for once in like 3 months and now it’s swollen and red again. It’s been 4 months and it never shows signs of improving!! I want more piercings but I actually want to get more comfortable and like… used to this one before I get my septum. I just want to be able to… wipe the right side of my nose after washing my face and clean that nostril again. Having a piercing is really nice but having a healing piercing is really frustrating because it’s basically a wound that you stress about all the time.