An unexpected Christmas – OurWarwick

An unexpected Christmas

With Term 1 finished on Friday, my week has gone pretty quickly within the holidays, if I’m being honest. There’s so many events that took place in this short timespan and so many plans I have over Christmas that I’d like to share:

The first incredible news is that we actually had SNOW! And it wasn’t only a tiny bit, but quite a lot allowing my siblings and me to make a snowman and have a snowball fight, too. It’s something many of us weren’t expecting this year, and this sight has made Christmas even more special (and maybe global warming isn’t happening after all).

I’m also starting a new job tomorrow, which is very exciting for me on its own. I’ll be working at the helpdesk at the Warwick hospital, but I’m yet to find out if this is temporary/permanent and what the hours are. I’ve always wanted to work in the healthcare, and I’m really looking forward to this opportunity.

Christmas for me this year, I’ll be spending doing a lot of revision. Campus is open and since I don’t live that far away from Warwick, I might go in a few days to get some productive work done. There’s a few lectures I’ve missed, a few that didn’t make sense to me and a few that I simply need to go over. I look forward though to look at particular modules such as Statistical Mechanics and Transition Metal Chemistry, because I really enjoyed both of these this year. Even though I don’t have any mocks in January, I still want to make sure I’m prepared when I go back to uni.

This holiday I’m also going to try and apply for internships for the summer, which I believe is quite difficult, because I’d have to filter out the ones I’d be interested in, and then apply by looking carefully at what skills and qualities they are looking for. It would be great if I could receive an internship for the summer, as it would be an amazing experience.

Family bonding – even though I live in Coventry, I barely see my parents or my siblings simply due to the fact that I’m always on campus and because of work. Sometimes I don’t get to see them for days and at least during these next few weeks, I can focus on staying up to date with what is going on in everyone’s lives. I think Christmas is meant to be a time to spend with your loved ones, hence I can’t wait for this part.

But most honestly, I’ll be spending December doing a lot of procrastination – movies, series, books and just simply playing games or staring into space. I’ve missed all of this! And at least now I have time to relax (for a while).

If you’re like me and spend most of your holiday procrastinating, then don’t worry. A lot of students do!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone!

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