As of this morning, I am officially free of Exams!
I get a bit worked up around exam and revision time, and tend to spend hours at a time either revising, or else not revising, but also not doing anything else productive. I can’t seem to switch off and feel perpetually guilty for doing anything which is not revision related, even having a shower or eating breakfast.
The snow was a welcome relief from my schedule of working, worrying, staring blankly at revision notes, working and feeling guilty about being asleep during perfectly good revision time.
I was working, and I had an exam, on Friday, and I was working on Saturday too, so on Sunday we decided to have a proper Snow Day and went sledding and attempted to build a snowman until some horses chased us from the field.
Even the exam wasn’t too horrific. I turned up on time, which meant I had to wait in the corridor with a whole bunch of students which really just made me want to tear out my own ear drums, and then I remembered my seat number, for once, and it all started off quite smoothly. I did have a minor panic half way through when I looked across and realised that everyone else had red answer books and I just had the one white question paper, but then I remembered that they were mostly doing a Law exam, and I was doing Maths. Interestingly enough, when they came out of the exam discussing which essay question they did, I was still all like ‘What Essay?!’ until I remembered, again, that I was doing Maths and they were doing Law.
You will be happy to know that in a departure from my recent good form, I was actually a little late for my last exam; this morning. I just sort of walked in carrying my calculator in one hand, two black biros in my mouth, and a mountain of snowy outdoor clothing in my other arm. Everyone turned and looked as I made my way over to my seat (on the farthest wall from the door) and the Invigilator sort of shuffled up and asked me if I was okay. The exam itself went as well as can be expected, and now I’m free to sleep and eat sandwiches and read books on the train, guilt free!
MTG, PV x