It’s surreal to think there’s only one week of semester left. Which means, one week of undergrad left for me (yikes!).
I received my provisional invitation to graduate last week, and that’s when another wave of reality smacked me in the face. It’s all really happening!
Although the thought of finishing undergrad made me quite anxious, that anxiety has now been replaced with excitement. For the first time this semester, I’ve felt truly happy and content, and not riddled with fear of the uncertainty that lies ahead.
I can’t wait to graduate, and not just for reasons that I won’t have to do another horrendous uni group project etc. I can’t wait to get busy living life and pursue interests I’ve always wanted to do. The next 6 months will be all about embracing the creative side of me that’s been pushed behind all the priorities of uni.
I want to learn how to cook like a Masterchef and plate up a dessert like Reynold (if you’re a hardcore Masterchef fan, I think we’ll get along just fine), I want to learn more about photography, video and graphic design, I want to go out and explore Melbourne and its surroundings, I want to learn how to build things, and so much more.
I’m definitely feel much calmer this week compared to the past 10 weeks stressing about how life after undergrad and finding work. I think the phrase, ‘living in the moment’, is an accurate way to describe my current perspective on things.
What’s been happening in Week 11?
Like any other week, it’s been a jam-packed week. Where do I begin?
Failing a mid sem test
At the start of the week, I found out that I failed a mid sem test for one of my subjects (not a great way to kick off the week!). I knew I didn’t do well in it but I certainly wasn’t expecting for my mark to be that low. To be fair, it was a hard test and this was reflected in the low class average. But it didn’t soften the blow to my self-confidence! Plus it was quite worrying since I kinda need to pass the subject to graduate (it’s okay, I did the maths and I’m still on track to pass!).
We contacted the subject coordinators and organise times where we can visit them to review our tests. So if you find yourself in a situation similar to mine, do get in touch with your subject coordinators to review your test/assessment. It’s a good way to see where you went wrong and to get some advice for improvement (not necessarily an opportunity to contest your mark).
Finished my last assignment!
I finished my final undergrad assignment this week, and I’m pretty stoked! If you still have assignments, keep at it. The pain will be over soon! *fistbump*
Now I can focus on catching up on my millions of lectures and buckling down for exams. This semester I’ve got 3 exams, of which, one is a take-home. This will be my first take-home paper (it’s for Sustainable Development) and I have zero idea what to expect! All my exams are on the first week, and they’re all at Wilson Hall which is bizarre because I’ve always had exams at REB.
Class excursion to the RSPCA
For Applied Animal Behaviour, we visited the Burwood RSPCA which was a nice way to end the subject. Many cute cats and dog were cuddled!
The road ahead
I anticipate next week will full of ‘lasts’. You know, things like – the last time I have a lecture here…the last free band and BBQ I go to…the last time I get to use my swipe card etc.
I’ll most likely get all nostalgic about everything, reflect on all the battles I’ve fought and all the hurdles I’ve jumped to get to where I am today, and feel all the feels.
But it’s all exciting! The light at the end of the tunnel is just around the corner. Here’s to a good Week 12 ahead!