The best thing about graduating university and having a job is that nothing follows me home. For almost all of my life, up until this point, I felt like a slave to homework, projects, and tests. I’d never have a weekend where I could just relax, and not think about the next thing that I should be working on. Even in the summers I felt guilty for not getting a head start on next years material.
Now it’s just pure relaxation. No more worry about failing something or running out of money. The only thing left to work on is me, and I have the rest of my life for that.
Just finished writing my economics exam. I found out last night that the exam was at 9:00 am instead of 2:00 pm. Usually, I make a last minute check of the schedule before I go to sleep the day before, so it was a shock. The last few hours before an exam are integral in my ability to pass, so my plan to study with Aaron basically fell through.
I have no idea how well I did though. Going in, I was thinking that it would be a sure fail, but I ended up confidently answering the majority of the questions. I only read through the material once, and didn’t do any review. If I do somehow end up passing this course, than either:
- I can remember 90% of what I understand or
- economics is a really easy program compared to comp sci, or
- first year courses are extremely simple after passing fourth year ones, or
- there was some sort of divine intervention
I’ve decided that just passing one of my courses will my satisfying. That way the term won’t be a complete waste.
I’m almost certain that I’ll be failing the classes I’ve taken this term. The exams are in a few days, and I only started studying, no, learning the material yesterday. It just seems so pointless to try passing a class when the credits will expire anyway. Sure, they don’t expire for a few years, but I don’t plan on going back to school within the next decade, if ever. This wouldn’t be a worry if I wasn’t working almost full-time and moving in the same week, but that doesn’t really seem to matter. I have a history of failing stuff at the right time. The two core courses I failed during my comp sci degree didn’t hold me back and I was able to make them up without a hitch. Now I’ll be failing two courses I don’t need. As long as I try my hardest to pass, given the circumstances, I won’t feel guilty whatever the outcome.
I’m insanely busy. I have two exams next week, both of which I haven’t started studying for yet. Actually I haven’t even been to class in about a month. Once I found out that my credits would expire in a few years, I lost all desire to do well, since I don’t plan on going back to school in a few years. I’m also moving next weekend, and have only packed three boxes so far. Things just keep popping up. Table tennis sessions, pot lucks, barbecues, unexpected phone calls, blah blah blah. For once, I wish that I had a weekend to myself, where I could relax and read.
I had a short discussion with a local lawyer on intellectual property tonight. I figured that it would help me be better prepared for any of the ideas that I’m thinking of bringing to fruition. It was fairly informative, and he treated me to a pitcher at Mike’s Place after.
That’s when I learned that Mike’s Place has Double Diamond on tap. Double Diamond. On tap. At campus.