Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Final Push

I'm tired.

I've been in school for a full year now, no summer semester off; just a couple of weeks break between second and third. I am worn to the bone.

I am tired of always having huge assignments looming overhead. Of having the feeling that I ought to be studying even when I'm taking a break. Of waking up in the middle of the night, obsessing about coding assignment details. Of getting screwed over on team coding assignments by team members who lack the same ability/ attention to detail that I have. Of new profs who really have no idea how the system works and give ridiculous exams on material we spent 20 seconds on.

I'm tired of trying just to get assignments done and leave the understanding for later, no time for that now. I'm tired of morons in the back of the classroom who talk all through class and then interrupt the prof to ask a question that he answered two minutes ago but how would they know, because they weren't listening? I'm tired of walking that extra few hundred meters that OC Transpo added to my day when they moved Baseline Station.

Classes are done except for finals: Monday - Thurs next week. Thurs night after our final final I have invited some friends over and we shall celebrate the end of the third semester, two weeks of holidays, and the beginning of our co-op adventures in January. I wish I could be excited about my upcoming opportunity, but, well, I'm too tired to care at the moment.

6 comments:

kate said...

Hang there, baby! You're in the home stretch and then we're gonna party like it's 2010!!!! Well ok it will be 2010, but we'll be dancing fools none the less! My fingers crossed for your finals!!

Susan said...

You have no idea how much I am looking forward to that party, Kate. Wayne and I are *so* thrilled that you and and the G-man are joining us. :)

lookinout said...

I knew you'd be working hard. Good luck on the finals. You've earned your break.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

You're almost there. So hang in because it will all be worth it in the end.

XUP said...

I remember those days so well -- right down to the *&%$^&$# "team" assignments which really meant a lot of extra work for me while they got a free ride. I hope you get a good coop placement. That will make the semester fly by. Enjoy your party.

AlisonH said...

I used to occasionally ditch the studies and go hiking in the closest bit of nature I could find, just to get some exercise and get away from it all for an hour. Hang in there!