I’ve noticed over the past few days that I’ve been struggling to engage in conversation with people over the phone/in person. For example, speaking to my parents has become super transactional – something I’m not too fond of. And they can tell this too. Recently they told me my voice sounded low over the phone. It surprised me that they could pick up on it, and I’m not entirely sure what caused it: because truth be told, everything is fine only.
But I guess I haven’t been telling them about my day in as much detail as I did back in first-year, or, that I don’t display the same level of enthusiasm about University as I did back then. That’s definitely a causative factor, I think.
And it’s something that deserves some level of correction, in my view. When I came down here in first year, I saw enough cynics in Law School for me to actively want to avoid becoming one myself. I don’t think that transformation is complete as yet: I’m not a cynic, I still love University. But, I do criticize it a lot – especially things like classes and the food, my two biggest complaints. And all of that criticism, all of that hate, has sucked a lot out of the enthusiasm out of me.
Maybe it’s actually time to revive a lot of that.