This is how me and my roommates feel at having made it through the week (at least, one of my roommates will feel like this in a few hours, I dearly hope). A rough week of finals had each of us tapping into our last energy reserves to push forward until Friday. While I was “lucky” in only having two finals and a paper, the two finals were still pretty brutal. The first took most of my energy, on Monday no less, but having it over with early was a great benefit. I love to write, I really do. But my ethics paper took a lot out of me. That subject can be so exhausting sometimes. And then the last final came and went this morning. It’s bizarre. It feels like a long time ago. This week has been such a weird one…I can’t even begin to describe how. But with one close friend in the hospital after a freak case of appendicitis, and my roommate practically needing a hospital herself (that’s how sick she was), the week was just full of odd, crazy occurrences. I’m not likely to forget it for a long time.
Today also marks the end of my second-to-last term of undergrad. It’s terrifying. I mean YAY for making it this far, don’t get me wrong – I’m thrilled and proud. I can still remember watching my parents leave me freshman year and thinking I wasn’t going to last more than the weekend. And freshman year was miserable enough that I pretty much just don’t include it when I think back now. But sophomore year onwards have really been some of the happiest of my life, and I really feel like I finally got to have a college experience. Throughout my first year, I had to convince myself that my future group of friends was out there waiting, somewhere…on a campus as large as ours, I had to believe in that, or I would have quit much earlier. Thankfully, I was right. Sophomore year began a beautiful and insane journey that is still going, and these people have truly made my life a million times better.
So tonight, we’ll be sending off the week & term by celebrating Christmas & my friend’s birthday (a few days early) 😀 And then, I plan for a glorious winter break of sleeping, eating home-cooked food, reading wonderful novels, blogging (of course), and some more sleeping 😉 There’s that pesky post-bac application to worry about, as well, but I’ll get to that a bit later. For now, happy sleepytime for me before I prepare for my *gulp* last term.