It hasn't been a secret to anyone that has talked to me recently that I've been having a miserable semester. I feel buried in work and the resulting stress and unhappiness has bled into other parts of my life. It also hasn't helped that a number of my best friends had graduated. While I've made some new friends and have been experiencing new things, generally I've been a bit down.
This funk has particularly affected my debating activities. I've neglected my duties to my club, CUSID, and OSDU obligations and have only been able to give a minimum effort to both. Recently debating has felt more like a chore than an activity I enjoy. Thankfully I decided to force myself to produce a horrendous Canadian history essay early so I could attend the Queen's University Chancellor's Cup. The weekend let me hang out with my old friend Mike, watch good debates, catch up with people I haven't seen in a long time, and overall just have a great time.