I’m going to try to be as efficient as possible with this post because, as much as there are so many things I want to say, it’s finals week! And, a part from all the obvious reasons to celebrate, like many other bmc students I have to pass my classes and thus complete all of my final projects and exams. AAnd (2nd one in this series, note), as I am a pro in lingering and Facebook procrastinating (gotta love them statuses) I am going to become a new woman today and be 100% concentrated and invested in my work until I get it done. (Pfff let’s see how long that lasts!)
So, in sight of this busy (read: bee-zzz-y. haha get it) time, when students easily go crazy and over stress and sleep in libraries and eat their feelings (what? No, no one does that) I shall make my mission to lift our spirits through something as simple (but as powerful as) this post. See, when people ask why I blog, they don’t understand that I am actually saving the world. One. Joke. At. A. Time. Like 9gag.
Aham, *clearsthroat*. Out with the Wicked Witch of the West and in comes the Good Witch with all her fluffy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCEVTcL1bJ0) cotton-candy voice to take all of this negativity away and spread some joy for the Holiday season. There are so many things for us to be happy about! I believe a list is in order? Voilà:
-There were so many beautiful, sunny days this week
-Classes are over, woohoo!
-Christmas is only 10 days away!
-New Years is but 16 days away!
-I had a great Thursday dinner date at Cosi with a friend
-I handed in my 7-pg French paper on Proust yesterday
-I got 10hrs of sleep between Thursday and Friday
-Erdman is closed, but Wyndham just opened today to students with an amazing selection of food and fancy service!
-Only one week until we all finally get our much-deserved breaks
-My sister arrived safely in Canada from Brazil this past Wednesday, the 12/12/12
-We all got through the day 12/12/12
-I had a successful Friday night, which was composed of a dance showing, a loud dinner with Brazilian friends, receiving a beautiful Xmas card from another friend, and a night of intellectual charades and delicious cookies for Chrismakah at a friend’s apartment
-Many laughing fits in between all of the above
-9gag is still up and running (gets me through rough days through inspirational quotes, like the following one: “Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can’t see”)
-My student Visa still hasn’t expired
-We are healthy, fortunate, and loved! Now really, is there anything better than that?
So please don’t stress. Breathe. Remember that you’ve gotten through Finals before. Imagine that there is a future version of yourself who has already completed the work, and that you have no choice but to get it done, so why not just do it? Perfection is the enemy of completion. Just do it (Nike-style)–and remember that you can always go back and edit. Finals do not define you. Your health, safety, and personal relationships are more important than anything in this world! It’s all about your perspective. You need to realize the value you have as an amazing, beautiful, special human being who deserves to be happy and well–physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually (even if you have no faith! It doesn’t exclude you from this). So don’t worry, be happy!
I wish you all the best of luck in these finals. We’re all in this together!
And remember–you can do it!