Now that we’re in midway through the semester the workload is increasing again. I really missed not having four assignments due in a week. I could have done with a couple more months of no assignments, but what’s the point of being in college if we’re not here to learn.
On a completely different, but at the same time, similar topic, (unofficial) RAG Week is here again so get your hands on a Donegal jersey and get ready to queue up outside Hole in the Wall at nine in the morning because its going to be a busy one.
As someone from Galway, I’m familiar to RAG week and ever since NUIG has cut ties with it, it seems to have gotten bigger and bigger, since people aren’t donating to any of the charities anymore which means more money for drink. It is a pity, but to be honest I’m a fan of RAG week and it’s great craic. It also means that its almost pointless going into lectures that week unless you want a one-on-one session in an empty lecture hall.
By the time that this article is published, exam results will have been out for a couple of weeks, but being in first year the first set of exam results really brought me back to Leaving Cert. A couple of the differences were instead of going into your school and getting them all at once, you’re left constantly refreshing Blackboard after you hear the results are out and then just relief that you won’t have to come back to repeat it in the summer (for the Christmas exams at least).
Now that we are in February it’s a new season as well, which means spring cleaning for some people at least. I’m not one for doing much cleaning but I’m hearing a lot of people talking about the new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and about how magic tidying up is.
After about five minutes of the first episode I turned it off when she started talking about clothes that spark joy and if not just throw them away. I just thought to myself, “When has sorting through clothes ever sparked joy in me?” If that was necessary, I would be left with very little clothes. It seems like a very convoluted method to do a simple job, and something for someone with a bit too much time on their hands.
The rule that I eventually followed was if you haven’t worn it in a year you throw it out. No need to go searching your feelings to see if you’ll throw a pair of jeans away. Now all I need to do is organise the rest of my life which will definitely be easy, and finally get down and start doing some work again to start semester two off right, just a couple of months late!