The Easter holiday has finally made it’s unwelcome presence on the Imperial campus and as we see Easter eggs piled up in Tesco and the thinning out of our timetables until they all become a big void of free-time, everyone has come to the realisation that they are inconceivably unprepared for exams. So as far as operations at Imperial go: all is normal. The library remains packed at all hours of the day/evening/night/early-morning, the JCR still makes a tidy profit during lunchtime and the campus is still awash with students, only this time with bigger bags and more books. The mad rush to cram a years worth of knowledge into our heads in as little as one month begins and everyone is either stressed, panicked or both.
This weekend I began organising all my messy notes into a series of folders and attempted to decipher their cryptic meanings. All five of my housemates have joined me in this activity, and so the house has become darker and quieter than even the most disciplined of monasteries. Though boring and often frustrating, it is the best environment to be in as you are forced to do something productive with your time. There is no escaping the important reality that exams are approaching fast and the best thing for us to be doing is working hard to try and overcome (pass with 40%).
After that, I returned home to see my family and enjoy the luxuries of a fully stocked, self-replenishing fridge; a massive bedroom and a TV licence. The only issue with this is that I forgot to bring the exam-panic with me from Hammersmith and all these treats are doing a great job of accelerating the clock in the living room. Having stressed housemates that you rarely see and an unhealthy amount of Red Bull in the fridge really does get work done. But, of course, it is very nice to be home and the upcoming Easter celebrations means a good influx of chocolate will soon hit my eagerly awaiting digestive system. Hopefully tomorrow I will begin doing something useful, but until then my Nintendo Wii looks rather lonely and in need of a good cheer up.
Thanks for reading,
P.S: Please direct any loud and inarticulate bursts of exam-stress to the comment box below. Also, what do you like to do to relieve stress?