Hello, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Easter break — maybe with friends and family and/or doing something you enjoy. I (as usual) had tons of homework to do, but I did enjoy an Easter lunch with my dad’s family (got to see my two young cousins, always adorable and entertaining!) and an Easter egg hunt with my horses! They each found six eggs filled with clover, carrots, or marshmallows, and of course they loved it immensely. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, my horses are spoiled. 🙂
If you’ve read my past blogs, you’ll know this semester has been quite a bit different than last semester. At 18 hours, commuting, working, and just trying to stay afloat, it’s been stressful to say the least. The upcoming two weeks probably aren’t going to be much different, but I do feel better going into these final weeks than I thought I would at the beginning of the semester. I have three labs to wrap up, a presentation/report to give, lots of homework, and studying galore for finals, but then before I know it, it will all be over! Fortunately, I don’t have more than one final on any given day, so it won’t be too unbearable (I hope), and by May 6 at 11:59 p.m., I must have completed everything with my online class and will be done with my second semester of college. It’s hard to believe that when I return in August, I’ll be a sophomore. Note to self: time flies by much faster than you think!
Good luck to everyone with finals…hang in there, you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
I am prepping for the end of the semester by making sure that I have a plan after graduation. I have been doing this all semester. I was offered an internship at Dillards, so I will be doing that this summer. Last week I had an interview with WashU because I applied for their MBA program. I hope to enroll there this fall depending if I get accepted. I will find out on May 5. If I do not get accepted, I will try again next year. In the meantime, hopefully I will have a job at Dillards.
I will only have one final exam this semester, and I am studying for that class now so I don’t wait until the last minute. I am also helping a friend get a job this summer. She has had a difficult year as well as some health setbacks. Getting a summer job is good for her mental health and overall well being. I explained the importance of finding a job before the semester ends. Yesterday I helped her write a resume so that she can apply to a bunch of different places. I referred to her Dillard’s. I am hoping that they accept her even though she doesn’t have any work experience. It is important to start working before college so that it is easier to get other jobs. Anyway, I have plans after graduation, and I hope that she does when she graduates in a few years!
Crazy to see how time flies! I can’t believe this semester is almost over, it went really fast for me, and I am sure for a lot of other people too. Even though these last three weeks will be stressful, I want to recall that this semester has been great. I has been a semester of learning and good experiences. I really have enjoy my major classes, I started doing observations practices at different schools and it has been a great way to get involved in the field of education. I have met very nice people, and I have explored new places in this beautiful city. So glad of completing this year, and so ready for the next one! Good luck to everyone with all the final assignments and exams!
Summer is around the corner!
The last two week of the semester are the most stressful. Almost as stressful as Finals week itself. Making sure that you have asked off work or organized your time around work and making sure you have everything you need to get all of your projects done, papers written, and studying done for finals. Successful preparing for finals week can make the actual finals much easier and less stressful. By starting early, it is easier to plan out what needs to be done by when so that you can be as successful and possible and not worry about finishing everything or forgetting something. Some tips include:
- Making a timeline of when you want to work on the final for each class
- Set a day or time for each class
- Set a certain portion of each class final for each day
- Set study breaks
- Plan in distraction time (we all need a break and sometimes a 30-minute nap can really save you)
- Get good snacks and drinks when you start studying (sometimes a drink run can turn into too long of a distraction)
- Set a solid playlist to help you stay focused
Whatever you do, you are going to be successful if you put your mind to it. Good luck and know you are in the home stretch!