Well, I knew it was coming eventually, and now the work is coming thick and fast. The first month was a breeze and flew by, and now I’ve got essays coming at me left right and centre. It’s always hard to try getting back into work after four months of doing basically nothing, but it’s good to be busy sometimes. I always tell myself that I’m going to be ready for it and every time I let it pile up until I have to rush to get everything done, and I think I’m not the only one in that situation.
I’m sure you have heard the expression “you wait ages for a bus and then three come at once.” Well that’s how I feel about the assignments I’ve got, waiting a month to do something and then I get all my assignments at the same time. I almost feel like that’s what they’re trying to do to, shock first years into doing work when you get it. Well I’m not going to do work how they want it; I’m going to do it my own way: procrastinate for a week and do the entire assignment the day it’s due.
One of the things that I’m starting to dislike is some of the lecture halls. The subjects are really interesting, but in some of the lecture halls it’s like a sauna. I’m constantly looking at the clock wondering when it’ll be over, who knew fifty minutes could be so long. The worst part about it is the lecturers that just keep droning on and on and I’m wondering “are you trying to put us to sleep?”
Other than that, some of the lectures the last couple weeks have been great. I’ve really enjoyed my course so far and I feel I picked the right course for me which was one of my concerns coming into first year.
I started to go to the library more during my breaks. However, I still can’t get over the feeling that everyone is waiting for someone to make some noise, so everyone can look at them. I dropped a book in the library at the start of the year and people looked at me like I said something horrible to them.
As always there was a lot of different things going on over the last couple weeks in the university including the vintage sale, which for somebody on a clothes budget was great. I was able to get some really nice clothes there. It was incredibly busy there and what’s more surprising is that there were no signs or anything like that for it, I guess students just always know where to find a deal.