Hello everybody, after month of not posting.
You might be asking why did I not post for such a long period of time. Provided that it was Easter holidays, and I had nothing to do, I must have revised so hard I could not write a single post. Well, I didn’t. And I can explain why.
I left UK on 25th of March, and returned on 25th of April. That gave me an entire month. My goal was to learn (’revision’ suggests prior knowledge of the subject, hence ‘learning’ is more appropriate) immunology, one big module examined in June. I also planned to write my tutored dissertation – 4000 words, a relatively easy topic (’Causes and remedies for falls in the elderly’). In other words, I had plenty of time to do both.
I did nothing. After all, it was the first week, I had to relax a little.
Weeks 2, 3 & 4 (an average day):
10 am: I wake up, take a shower, have breakfast. I check my email, read the news, visit Facebook. 12 pm:My mother calls and tells me to walk the dog. So I set up the bike, get a GPS fix (as mentioned, I am a geek and I track all my workouts on the internet – have a look!), and I’m ready to go.
1 pm: I’m back. It takes some time for me to recover – after all, I’m not usually very active.
1:30 pm: my copy of Janeway’s Immunobiology is still in the suitcase. I check the news, emails (and I have 8 email accounts), social networks.
2:15 pm: I’m ready to write my dissertation, but there is only one our left – I have to go to my driving theory lectures (compulsory in Poland). So is there a point in even starting?
6:30 pm: I’m back, I have dinner, talk to my parents how my day was (huh?). I then need to do some work in the garden.
8 pm: There’s something interesting on TV. I can’t miss it.
10 pm: My brother needs some maths and biology help.
11 pm: Internet routine again. Come on, something important might have happened in the news…
12 am: I’m finally free. But also a bit tired. I’m sure my work can wait… After all, I can theoretically write 4000 words in one day, easy.
Time to go back. What was the point of bringing a 2 kg textbook with me?
But, there is a positive side of all of this. I am certainly relaxed. I walked, I jogged, I cycled, I did some birdwatching (witch I was never interested in). I learned how that some people should never be allowed to drive, and I belong to this group. A very productive month, I must say. Hope the summer term is equally productive.
Here are some photos from my visit in Poland: