I’ve just juggled a full-time job and exams. Here’s some thoughts & inspiration for Easter holidays
Last week I had my exams. It had been 5 months in the making, pushing myself to the limit juggling a full-time job and 60 hours of lecture material, but it’s finally done, and I have to say getting 7.5% of my Chemistry degree done feels good.
Walking from my last exam on Friday morning however was a very strange feeling, I didn’t have the usual excitement and buzz, it was very underwhelming. I’ve been trying to figure it out this past weekend and I’ve concluded that the past 5 months have been so ridiculously tough that I don’t feel rewarded in the slightest by finishing those exams. To give a better idea my standard routine was; wake at 5:30, do 1.5 hours of work, get to work for 8/8.30. Leave work at 4, get to the library at 6 and leave at 8:30. Now this wasn’t everyday for 5 months, there were some weeks where I would have done 5 hours of uni work max, but for about 50% of my time that was my schedule. The weekends were a mixed bag, with some consisting of full-library days and others being holidays abroad.
Point is it’s been tough. My brain’s starting to get back to normal, I’m currently going back to the Netherlands on the Eurostar, and this weekend has been good for me to relax, because my brain has been in overdrive for the last 2 months, any longer and I feel I might have cracked.
Going back to work will definitely be strange, to be honest I’m not looking forward to it and could definitely do with a holiday, but I have confidence that I’ll find my rhythm.
If I can do this, which I have, you guys can definitely manage whatever’s on your plate. With spring holidays coming around the corner I’m sure you’re all looking forward to relaxing. Trust me when I say, it’s worth doing work over Easter. Exams in term 3 catch up with you so quickly, and moving back to uni in week 1 only to realised you’re really scared and dreading the next 2.5 months is horrific.
In short enjoy your time off and help yourself out by doing a bit of work.