Ups and downs

During the last few weeks, I feel like I have been experiencing more emotional volatility than usual (and I think I experience more than most people, even at normal times). Mostly, it has taken the form of abrupt downward spikes in mood that last for anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days.

Probably, it is the result of combining stress over papers, exams, and grading with my campaign to phase-out caffeine, alongside stress related to, summer work and housing, and commercial photographic work.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.