If I Were To Do This Again
My Semester at the Library was by no means perfect. Some people asked me how I can be so productive with no structure or external pressure? The reality is that I was actually quite lazy.
Part of it is that I’m nearly incapable of working in my house. Pre-quarantine I tried to adapt and work from home to save money. Four months later, post-quarantine, I’m still trying to figure things out. I’ve gotten much better since but physically working from home doesn’t work too well with me.
In an ideal scenario, I would’ve done this on the road. When I was planning my gap, I had romantic visions of reading in a hammock in Thailand, or sipping hot chocolate and writing while traveling across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Financially, my bank account had other plans, I couldn’t afford it. It didn’t matter anyways as coronavirus shut everything down, but if I could redo this I would plan months in advance and save up some cash.