We are at that time of the year again. In high school, this is the third quarter slump, during which grade averages everywhere drop. In college, this is the time when I start skipping a lecture here and a discussion there. Further, as the regular visitors and dear blogging friends probably realize, new entries, comments, and replies are really slow to come.
Flash back to about a year ago, we see that this is a trend that happens every year. Indeed, postings in February and March have always been sparse. While these are my favorite months and spring is a lovely season, I always get sick with May sickness around this time.
May sickness is a term I picked up in an episode of Lucky Star. In response to Konata’s using it as an excuse to get out of class, Miyuki explains May sickness as lethargy due to one of several specific reasons:
“By definition, May sickness happens after you’ve accomplished a major goal, such as a college entrance exam, or if you’ve just gotten a new job. It also happens when the relationship that started in April doesn’t work out. Or when you can’t reconcile the life you wanted versus the life you have. The symptoms include lethargy, apathy, and even a mind depression. You see, if you just feel lethargic, I don’t think you can call that the May sickness.”
For the last few weeks, I have evidently been very lazy for reasons that qualify for May sickness. Perhaps because I finished my first round of midterms around this time or perhaps because I have doubts about my post-graduation plans, the feelings are especially strong. In either case, I am glad I had nine days of vacation to just relax and recharge.
The past week has been all about relaxation. I spent my spring break mostly just playing games, staying up late, sleeping a lot, and waking up late. Shrugging off all responsibilities is nice once in a while.
Now that spring break is ending (a bit too soon), it is time I returned to my normal routine with everything, including reviews that I am really looking forward to writing, scanlations for the final chapter of Gokujou Drops (so sorry for the delay on this), backlogs of anime and blogs, and many other things I love.
Although before getting to all of that exciting stuff, I should adjust my sleeping times and my circadian rhythm. I feel like I live in the wrong timezone.