Some friends and I were chatting the other day, marveling at how ludicrously fast the semester was flying by when one of them pointed out exactly why that is. Turns out, the combination of September starting on a Wednesday, and Christmas happening on a Saturday have culminated in a perfect storm, leaving us with the shortest semester possible. Consequently that means we also have the fewest number of holidays this semester, clocking in at a pathetic and embarrassing two (not counting the two days we get off for thanksgiving). And one of those is just a rando-Thursday. Seriously. School Wednesday and Friday, none on Thursday. By comparison, my freshman year we had 4 (again, not counting the days we got off for Thanksgiving.)
Maybe that’s why I’ve been feeling run so ragged lately. And if not, well that’s what I’m going to blame it on. At any rate, the past few weeks I’ve felt pretty beat up. My brain feels like goo. I’m hungry either constantly or frighteningly never. I’ve been up in long enough streaks to feel my immune system start throwing it’s hands up and shut down. My biological clock is underdamped with a stupidly high Q.
Looks like it will converge to midnight in approximately June 2012…..hey! That’s when I graduate!
Needless to say, with lots of assignments in important classes with lots of hard questions (seriously, who puts “m” parts in a problem? I’m looking at you 2.005….) and not much time to do it I’m pretty hosed (I leave exactly how hosed as an exercise to the reader). I’m struggling to keep my brain from blowing a fuse and my roommates waking up to find me on the roof trying to eat cheerios out of a spoon using a bowl. It’s an unpleasant way to feel right now, but I know in the end it’s worth it.
We’re entering the time of year where you really have resolve pull your laces tight, power through, and remember that your tuition is already paid and nonrefundable.