What's Life Without Midterms?
October 21, 2012 by James Lioi
‘Ello there, I’m British today! Not really, but some days I do wonder what I may sound like to someone of a different language or dialect.
Life has been busy, to say the least this semester. One of the things I enjoy most about blogging is how it lets me sit down and reflect on my recent past. There really isn’t too much new going on at this point, everyone has found their groove for their daily activities. I wake up at around the same time every day, go to classes, sit at the same spot in Clet with the same group of friends, go back to classes or, if I don’t have any, I tutor, eat dinner at the same spot with the same group of friends, work in the lab/do homework, watch Netflix, maybe socialize with people, sleep and start again.
Obviously, this is my schedule simplified but the point gets across to you: Everyone has their rhythm. I personally hate being stuck doing the same thing day in and day out so I like to spice things up a bit. Now there isn't too much I can do to change things but something as little as eating at a different time or studying in a different spot really does change things around at times. I know, it seems sort of pathetic, but it’s true! Ha ha.
Midterm week is over! The two most stressful times of your college semester are midterm and final weeks. Fortunately, I was lucky to have mine spaced out well enough that I didn't have too much stress but my roommate was not so lucky. I think he spent more time in the library than he did in our room after classes.
In a way, it was sort of karma coming back to bite him in the butt for all the times he didn’t have anything to do last year while I was scrambling to keep up with my course load. The funniest part is that I am doing so much more this semester than I was last year and yet I have time for so much more outside of class.
Halloween is fast approaching! I love dressing up and having a good time for this day. This year’s costumes will definitely be the center of attention and I cannot wait! I have about three different costumes set up, one for just me and two that are group costumes. Needless to say, it’s going to be a good time!
"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." –Albert Einstein