I revised on Wednesday for the whole day (yay finally some productivity) and met a marketing man which made me think of doing an MBa (I’m really going to be a student for the rest of my life). Tom came round yesterday and we spent the day revising, then went to the allotment with mum to plant some potatoes. We watched “The Time Travellers Wife”, which Tom bought for me – it’s one of my favourite books, and apart from missing out quite a lot of the book, the film didn’t disappoint. It also has Rachael McAdams in it, and she’s one of my fave actresses, so that was cool. He stayed the night and got taken off by my parents to drop him home, talking about Stieg Larssen’s books, which was fine by me. I stayed in my slippers and did some work, then Casey came round and we took the dogs for a walk.
I leave for London on Sunday, and I can honestly say I’ve never been more unenthusiastic about it. My last few weeks in college were frankly rubbish last term, and I’m worried that the minute I get back things will go back to how they were. This is partly a work concern, but also a “I’m a student but cannot wait to start living real life” thing. I’m not your typical student (as my incredibly embarassing blurb states in the animation on the Blogging homepage). I don’t actually like drinking that much (although apparently being able to drink good wine is a life skill, not a drinking skill) and I’m up early every morning except Saturday. I cook good meals, I don’t skimp on food so that I can go out partying and I go to sleep at a sensible time. I can’t wait to be financially independent (maybe that is quite typical!).
The thing is, it’s quite hard to balance studying with real-people stuff. Cooking dinner seems such a chore when you have a piece of coursework to write up, or an exam to revise for. It seems so easy to stay up late watching Friends/Skins/drinking with the housemates/doing nothing except wasting time. I know that if I for any reason over-indulge in anything, my mum and dad will help me out financially (though I haven’t had to ask for very much help except for last term in first year, and I hope I will keep up the good work!) which probably makes me a bit incautious.
I’m working on balance, and will hopefully manage to keep my head straight when I get back to the Lond!
This isn’t my typical style, so I’m sorry it’s a bit doom and gloom and nastiness. It’s a side to being a student that nobody warned me about when they were telling me that “student days are the best days of your life”. Consider this a preparation.