The Dreaded Finals Week

It’s been a while since my last blog post, and that’s due to the combination of the holidays, and all of the projects, essays and exams that I’m needing to prepare for this week. To be quite honest, I should be working on a few of these things, rather than blogging, but I really needed some time to think to myself, as well as vent a little bit.

I had my Japanese speaking test last night, and everyone (except for one person) felt that it went poorly, and seemed more difficult than the midterm. The format our teachers set up our interviews in, were in a manner that allowed us to utilize any and all of the Japanese we’ve learned. Unfortunately, due to the test being so broad, I felt that I overcomplicated my answers to obviously simple sentences. I feel like such a doofus, and wish that I could go back and change some of the things that I said. I hate you, hindsight!

Anyway, I also have a presentation, 5 page essay and another project due for a class tomorrow, that I haven’t even started on yet. But before I can really start on that, I have to finish working on another project that’s due in class by 1pm, today. Oh, man… Sometimes I just wish that I didn’t procrastinate as much as I do.

Even as I type this, I’m still thinking back to my Japanese speaking test yesterday and thinking about how much I could have changed, and how I could have done so much better than I did! It’s still quite frustrating… But I guess that’s what is required in order for us to really learn. Critical thinking must occur – and often times, we have to make horrendous mistakes in order for us to make the proper corrections and adjustments necessary for us to progress in the future.

Regardless, I’m still quite thankful for what I’ve learned so far. I’m just praying that this break will rejuvenate me for an even more grueling term, next quarter. But I guess, time will tell. And as a positive and uplifting end to this post, I saw that a friend posted this on their twitter account and feel it’s something worth sharing.

Happy Holidays to all, and if you’re struggling during Finals this week – remember that you’re not alone. :]