Wow, so I started this blog back in 2010-2011, when I was 19 years old. I’m now 23, and so much has happened during the intervening time. Mostly due to my suffering various species of mental illness and fecundity, my planned “revamp” never took place. I was anxious, and I was depressed. I was tired out.
Nevertheless, I did finish my pass degree in Archaeology at the ANU, and now (after seriously wondering about what the fuck I want to do with my life…this feeling hasn’t completely gone away) I am going to start my Honours year at Monash University in Melbourne. I’m continuing with my archaeological studies, and hopefully I’ll have more to say about that at a later stage.
I’ve decided to once again “revamp” this blog, because I feel like writing is just such a wonderful means of expression. I doubt, therefore, that the posts here will be limited to books or ideas – I’ll also blog about what I’m feeling occasionally as well.
I’d also like to bring archaeology into this blog. When last I wrote here, I wasn’t sure what I’d end up majoring in. I was taking English, archaeology, philosophy and even linguistics subjects. Linguistics was interesting but archaeology really sparked my interest, I think because it fired my imagination like no other subject could (or did). Since making the choice to study the material remains of past cultures, I’ve several times doubted myself and decided that I’d done something completely insane. Speaking about it to others didn’t help, because the usual question that comes upon announcing that I study ‘archaeology’ is – “are there many jobs there?”. Ugh.
It is a legitimate question, but feeling as though I have constantly to justify my choice of vocation has become tiresome. So, here, I hope to show that a sophisticated, scientific approach to past cultures is a worthy, and even noble, endeavor.
So, wish me luck.