Tis a glorious season at Imperial, as lectures end; the chocolate-filled Easter holiday begins; and the sun shines brightly each morning, filling you with an optimistic view of life, the universe and everything. The irritating early birdsong that once indicated your “all-nighter” was nearing completion, is now a pleasant greeting welcoming you to the day.
After an amazing 8 seconds of indulging in this lovely Spring feeling, I remembered I have bucket loads of work to do towards exams and resumed the hermit-like state that I’ve spent most of the year in. Revision is a very stressful time, but it is slowly something I begin to enjoy. I am an incredibly misleading example of an Imperial student, in that I don’t work particularly hard on anything that doesn’t spark my interest, and have an attention span that goldfish would judge me for. Nevertheless, having the fight or flight adrenaline rush of an impending exam goes a long way to converge my attention onto this one, gargantuan task and approach the modules at my own pace. I like that for the majority of my subjects I begin to see the beauty and relevance of what is going on, even if it does take 17 stressed-out hours to make this discovery. There are, of course, notable exceptions for every course at Imperial, but we all have our ways of dealing with those (I opt for chocolate, Red Bull and self-deprecation on my blog).
I will do my best to keep blogging as much as I can during this period. This year, I’ve found myself more stressed than most years, mainly due to the increased consequence of failure thanks to my application to study in Singapore next year. With that in mind, my next plan for blogging is to do a detailed description of the year abroad scheme here at Imperial as I go through the application process. If that is something you would like sooner, rather than later, keep on commenting and reminding me to get writing!!
Very sorry for my absence from the blogosphere, I promise I will try harder from this point on
Thanks for reading,