It’s that time of the year again.
I’m quite sure that everyone is rather stressed for the exams and I understand for I feel the same way too.
Chinese New Year is a time for family and friends. It’s also time to eat. Therefore, most people actually fall sick after Chinese New Year due to eating too much unhealthy Chinese New Year cookies and drinking fizzy drinks.
Since I don’t have the luxury to fall sick, I watched my eating carefully. I didn’t eat many Chinese New Year cookies or drink many fizzy drinks.
Like every new year, I make New Year’s resolutions. I know that there are people out there who don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions because it has never really worked for them. For some reason, that annoys me a little because I feel like they give up too easily.
For me, I find that having New Year’s resolutions is useful. It helps me shape my year and gives me a direction of how my year will be. A New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be something different or something weird every year. Sometimes, my New Year’s resolutions are the ones from the previous year because I haven’t quite achieved them.
November has been a very busy month for me. My studies are in full swing and I took part in a writing event in November called NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a time where writers do their best to write a novel. You have to write every day for a month so that you can reach your word count goal or, better still, you have a novel by the end of the month.
With university in full swing, it was definitely not easy to try and juggle NaNoWriMo and studies at the same time. Of course, my studies were my priority. I could only write once I completed homework and the revision that I wanted to complete for the day.
Most other university courses held in my country have assignments and examinations. However, they do not have a final examination that completely decides the grades for that year. Instead, they have many tiny exams that add up to make the final grades.
Since my course does not have assignments and other tiny examinations, people assume that I have a lot of free time or that my course is easier in that sense. To some people, this means that I don’t have to study until the examinations are nearby and thus, I have loads of free time.