This has been a very difficult semester. In February I lost my last surviving grandparent, my maternal grandmother... who I had gotten so close to finally meeting... and in the middle of finals, had to put my very cherished and loved cat to sleep due to severe complications with diabetes. It's hard to engage oneself when one is so saturated with pain and sadness. I am mad that I was basically 3 months away from meeting my grandma, finally, and then, she passes... It feels like a slap in the face. Then my beloved pet crashes and suddenly cannot walk, eat, or drink. I miss him so very much. Getting anything done has been 10X more difficult than usual.
I am in deep mourning. I dedicate this post to my beloved Sydney.