Lesson learned

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so nervous to hand in an essay in my life. What should have been an essay in a subject that I felt quite confident about turned into a rush until the very last minute. I blame my absolutely atrocious time management skills (I’m usually much more organised!).

Because of the nature of Liberal Arts, many of my modules are unaccompanied by prior experience. This is why, while I was enjoying my Christmas holiday, I spent most of my time studying for my History of Art exam. But don’t get me wrong, I love the interdisciplinary nature of my degree and I work best when studying a wide range of subjects. Unfortunately, in this scenario, I let myself get carried away with the fear of the unknown and forgot (!?) to do any worthwhile work on my essay.

So, after pulling an all-nighter and what I can only describe as possibly the most exhausting 2 days of my life, I handed in what hopefully will get me an ok mark. But I’m trying to focus on the positive – maybe my exam grade will reflect the hard work I put into it!

Otherwise, examination period was fine – I can say that now that it’s over. I’m looking forward to the next term, even though I know it’ll be busier than ever. I’m taking two English modules which means a LOT of reading, but it’ll be worth it. Now, I just have to make sure I use my time wisely – it’s getting hard now, so I can’t allow myself to do what I did over the holidays.

Term 2, here I come!


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