Monday, December 13, 2010

College Makes Me Tired

I woke up at 6:30 this morning. It was horrible.

Even more so because I absolutely had to get up. Being late to a final is not exactly the best way to conclude a semester's worth of class time, or class work.

Also, I re-learned that hitting the snooze for a meager fifteen minutes actually does put me running late.

I get to do it all over again tomorrow, so... Note to Self—Don't Snooze!

The good news is, I am officially done with my Marriage Institution class. And I made a 100 on that research paper I've been working on for weeks. That was a nice surprise—it's always encouraging when the few times I do manage to keep from procrastinating pay off.
I wish she'd done the whole 'smiley face under the two zeros' thing.
But it still makes me happy.
I had the best intentions of coming home after my final and cracking the books for my two finals tomorrow. I did...not so great. I started studying for my Campaigns and Elections final first—because it's at 8 tomorrow morning. And because, between that and Shakespeare, I'd be much more comfortable having to wing the Shakespeare final than the Political Science one. I mean, yikes.

But I was wiped out.

The power nap, while absolutely necessary, also admittedly put a damper in my intended study momentum.

But you know what? I think it's a fair trade. Studying when I can hardly keep my eyes open isn't that productive anyway, and at least this way I think my chances of writing good, solid essays are much better because I'll actually be rested going into it.
"Oh, I guess you're still studying, huh?"
After those two finals, I only have one more to take on Wednesday morning.

Until then, I will either be studying, trying to make myself study, or stressing out because I'm not studying and I should be.

Guess which one I'm doing now?

Then, the best part of my week—Going. Home.

Can. Not. Wait.

I am so ready to be home for a little while, be with my family, see my friends that aren't down here in College Station, and actually have a chance to enjoy my favorite time of year—Christmas time!

But I have so much to do between now and Wednesday. Like, um, pack. For a month. And get everything clean. Because I'm a little neurotic when I leave my apartment, even for a weekend. I totally hate coming back to a dirty apartment. It takes what was a relaxing trip away, and makes it instantly non-relaxing (because the first thing I see is all of the things I need to do now that I'm back) OR it takes a trip that was really hectic and busy and extends the hectic busy-ness into my return because as soon as I walk in the door, I have more things to do.

If that makes sense.

So yeah, things are going to start getting [even more] busy for me. But that's okay. I embrace it.

Until I go crazy and pull out my hair.

Or bomb a final.


Wish me luck!


Neva Flores said...

I wish you luck, enjoy the holidays and don't pull your hair out. :) Leave the snooze button alone........

Mike "Kigen" Suazo said...

LOL you and me are in the exact same boat. I'm honestly running on fumes from taking a test today. Well, fumes and the absolute horror of realizing dumb mistakes I made on the test. ARGHH, french! Good luck with your finals and hopefully, we'll both be drinking in no time.

Sarah said...

@Neva—Thank you! I'm sure I'll still have all my hair, even after the busy holidays. ;-)

And yes...Can't afford to touch that snooze in the morning!

@Mike—Amen to that! That's how I'll be tomorrow. Not sure I can afford another nap since I have another final in the afternoon that I haven't even started preparing for. Ugh!

Good luck to you, too! Soon we'll be drinking to the end of this semester!

Melody206 said...

Congrats on your 100 on your Marriage Institutions paper. Let us know how the rest goes, including political science. The picture of Tucker is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your finals! :)
I have a final thursday morning in German,so I shouldn't sit here but I can't seem to get anything done at all.

Molly said...

Hahaha, this made me smile. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and come back to a very clean apartment in a month! :D

Sarah said...

@Melody—Thank you! I absolutely will. Working on a post about it right now, actually. And another thanks on the picture! I always manage to catch him being adorable. ;-)

@Madde—Thanks so much! I’m the same way—the sitting here, not doing anything bit. I need to be packing. And I have my last final tomorrow morning. But I’m so exhausted I just don’t want to! Haha! Good luck with your German final!

@Molly—I’m glad! Merry Christmas to you, too! Whether or not I come back to a very clean apartment is…still yet to be determined. I should get to work on that! Ha!

Loryn said...

Aw I love Tucker's little face in that picture!! He is so adorable!!