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The 30th Issue
Three months and two weeks later
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Every Sunday, for the past four months, I’ve considered writing a new piece and restarting this newsletter, which was supposed to be weekly.
Every other day, for the past four months, I’d get a message or an email from a few of you telling me how much you miss the newsletter and asking when it’s going to return.
This Sunday, Arinze’s Weekly returns with the 30th issue!
If I hadn’t taken all those breaks, this should have been the 40-somethingth issue, but I still have 2022 as a second chance to try hitting all 52 weeks.
Since the last issue, I’ve been readjusting to the rhythm of academic life, painstakingly applying for new jobs, and going through one hell of a psycho-emotional rollercoaster.
It has been a lot. Sometimes, more than I could handle. But thanks to therapy, my friends, and a few uhm substances, I’ve been able to get through it as best as I could.
For the following issues, I’ll be writing about a few thoughts, questions, and unfinished ideas that have lived in my head during the past few months of silence.
Each of them will be tied to at least one of the three things I’ve been preoccupied with: (1) academic life, (2) job search, and (3) mental health.
I don’t want this to be just an update-only issue, so I’ll leave you with a tiny thought:
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves to make ourselves feel less than or more than we truly are. They are also the most difficult lies to stop because of how deeply intertwined they are with our personalities and sense of self.
I’ll expand on this in the next issue.
See you next week!
- Arinze ❤️