Sad to See The End of Frebruary
I’m not going to lie, there’s a part of me that is very sad to see this February end. We were pretty much straight into the second semester after the exams (with at least a few days to get our body clocks back in order (or rather ignore this opportunity to do so and just go out instead)). This did not, however, stop us from enjoying at least a couple of weeks without a deadline or an exam to worry about .
I think it’s just as important to have fun at university as well as work hard; even more important than that is getting the balance right. I have seen many times in others and definitely in myself how important it is to approach work in a good mood. Apart from that however, it does occur to me sometimes that these years could well be the best years of my life; I don’t want to look back at my time here and regret not having enough fun. Conversely, I definitely don’t want to regret not doing enough work either!
Well, somehow four weeks of this term have passed already and it has occurred to me that I’m going to have to start thinking soon about what I want to do for my third year project. That is not to say I have not thought about it already; in fact it’s been on my mind since before I even came to Southampton. But I still have no idea. However, a few days ago I was sitting eating lunch and chanced upon ‘The Pixar Story’ on BBC 2. It was that moment I decided for sure I am at least doing the Graphics module next year. I was just sitting watching in awe and then it suddenly occurred to me, I could actually do this. Whether I could do something graphics-based as a third year project is another question entirely (probably not a great idea since I have pretty much no experience with it), but it’s good to have at least some sort of a plan.
Over the exam period and in the surrounding weeks I realised I had really been slacking on the whole keeping-healthy front. My diet consisted of pizza, chips, .. well, just pizza and chips. I also realised I hadn’t been to the gym for months, pretty much since the avalanche of coursework had started its not-so-steady descent. Even though I know we are going to be in the same situation in not even a month’s time, I am going to try my best not to fall into that particular hole again. I’ve started going to the gym again, this time with a bit of structure to what I’m doing (thanks to my fitness guru gym partner) and decided I’m going to try and eat only food I’ve prepared myself for at least a couple of months. If nothing else, my wallet will be at least slightly less depressed than usual.
 This is an invalid point however, since we actually had a coursework deadline at the end of week two .
 I really hope Jack Edge doesn’t feel like I’m stealing his blogging style in any way…
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