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Here We Go Again

Posted by on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Academics, College Life.

The end of the year stress has officially hit.  You’d think by my fifth semester here I would be used to it by now. But no, it gets me every time.   Looking ahead the next couple of weeks is very overwhelming. Final papers, presentations, exams, oh my.

Good news though: I don’t have to do this alone. The infamous last stretch before break, there will be a noticeable shift in campus atmosphere.   A lot more focus, a little less socializing.  Definitely more coffee drinking.  While there may be a few more visibly frantic students, cramming for that rapidly approaching final – I don’t think tension completely takes over our campus.  And believe me, this is a good thing.  It’s nice to walk through Rand dining hall and be able to exchange smiles with your friends.  It’s easy empathize with your peers about the amount of work you have left.  Because we really are all in this together.

And with confidence, persistence, and time management (and deep breaths) – it can all be done.

I will be one of the last students to leave campus.  Instead of having each final back to back, my schedule this semester is much more spaced out.  A blessing in disguise so I can take more time to study for each subject instead of trying to juggle all my classes at once?  Let’s hope.

So bring on the textbooks, the flashcards, the papers, and those late nights.  I can take this stress because somewhere at the end of this tunnel my home, my family, and the holidays are waiting.  And while the tunnel right now is very (very) long – way off in the distance I think I can see a little light.

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