img_2111Nope, it’s not an Indonesian word. Although an Indonesian connection, could be, that they love acronyms; and I mean love. If someone were to tell me that Indonesia is the country with the most recorded acronyms, I’d believe them!

This post’s title is one I just made up, literally as I began to type. The hashtag, however, was devised/claimed by myself back in around March 2018. A response to the syllabi I’d received for my course.

So what does it stand for?

Suck it up and get on with it!

This has been my #, note-to-self, mantra etc. over the last couple of days. I’m in the 1st week, of my 2nd set of inter-semester classes. Two modules in two weeks. If you work better with numbers, per module this = 40+ hrs of teaching in 5 days. Which in a regular semester requires 3-4 months.

It is intense, tiring, brain overloading and more. Not currently feeling the joy!

And yet, this is the life I have chosen. Hence, #siuagowi

I have literally been saying this out loud to myself at different points of the day,

Suck it up and get on with it.

Most especially during the all too swift breaks, or while walking up and down the 3 flights of stairs to the hot water. Calling to God for help, while saying this is too much and I can’t do it.

Suck it up and get on with it.

Cos sometimes, that is just what you need to do.

Note, I’m not talking about people who are in horrible circumstances. This is a message to my self, and if it resonates as a message to you too, cool.

As despite having valid grounds for complaining -work life still ongoing might I add- I have the privilege of gaining an education: a change of scenery; some beautiful surroundings; a place to lay my head etc.

So I can choose to keep airing my complaints, or choose to be solution-focussed about it. Starting with, yup, #siguagowi

So what about you?

Is there something in your life for which you need to borrow my hashtag? Or make up your own equivalent. I’m interested in hearing about it if there is.