I am so exhausted.
Dance practices are killing me. Midterms are killing me. Even my sleep and eating schedule is killing me.
Today started out well because I was able to wake up early for some pre-midterm cramming at Peet’s, and found my Cog Sci midterm to be easy enough for me to leave early.
So I got to go to Mass at Newman around 12, and even have lunch with our new parish priest which was nice……
Until the dreaded 5 hour slump of my hump days came around to screw me over - 2 consecutive lectures, 2.5 hours each.
Once I was done with that, I barely had time to go home, change, pick up some dinner (which I didn’t even get to eat), and end the day with 3 hours of dance.
It’s nearly 12 and I just got home.
This is crazy.
I’m down 200 pages of reading, I have one more midterm this week and another one the following Monday, yet I’m still going to take a mini vacation with my family at Carmel to celebrate my mom’s birthday.
Though I don’t mind the break, I’ve barely set up enough time to study for these exams and there’s no way I’ll be able to finish my final essays and research projects without the aid of massive amounts of caffeine and sheer determination.
14 units of summer class and 10 hours of dance a week.
I thought I learned my lesson last semester.
Befriending international students and creating study groups with them has become one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
In the past, I had developed a sort of negative perception of them as being too cliquey, pretentious, and/or incapable of expressing themselves fluently in English - which are all stupid assumptions, I know.. But on the real, I’ve met some of the most intelligent, genuine and cultured people I’ve ever known.
There’s somewhat of a novelty in being able to say that I’ve become friends with a French linguist and professional ballet dancer as well as an Egyptian business entrepreneur all in one summer, but what I’ve come to appreciate the most is the exchange of cultural experiences and beliefs that take place within our interactions and conversations.
All in all, they’re really, really funny, adventurous, and hardworking people, and I’m glad Berkeley provides a nice kind of hub for them, not only to learn, but to teach others like myself as well.
things I should be doing:
things I want to do:
thing that I am putting off for no conceivable reason: