Long Weekend Rambles

It’s been too long. It’s October(well, 12 days into it), one of my favourite months of the year, if not my favourite…and in saying that, it’s my least favourite in the academic sense..midterms on midterms on midterms on midterms on…you get the idea. There’s just no break! 😥 I’ve discovered that third year is the year that people have their mid-undergraduate crisis, the time during their undergrad that they wonder if they’re actually studying what they want to study….or if they’re just doing a bunch of required courses to get a degree. Hmmm. It’s that point where people don’t want to turn to something else because they’re already over halfway through their degree(if they plan on finishing in four years that is). That extra fifth year….some people just find it a hassle. If you do what you love, you’ll actively be seeking to pursue opportunities in that field of interest, whereas if you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, you’re more likely to hold back and not accomplish all that you possibly can. In saying that, I can’t help but think about the conversations I hear by first years in the library about how they want to go to med school…don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t pursue it, but don’t pursue something if you’re not interested in it/just because everyone else is/just because it pays well/your family will think you’re a complete failure if you don’t become a doctor….believe it or not, there is more to science than med school…and some of you do indeed underestimate what it takes to get INTO med school(it’s not just about the grades…it’s about the passion). Well, that was an unplanned little tangent. ANYWHO, the December final exam schedule was released yesterday morning…which means we’re basically halfway through the term now. I don’t even want to think about it…..by the time my midterms are over, it’ll be time to start studying for finals….seriously, UBC does NOT understand the “mid” in midterms. :/
One thing I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving(with respect to UBC) – for only having one midterm at the end of the week as opposed to the last two Thanksgivings when I had way too many midterms right after the weekend, which means I can actually ENJOY the long weekend for once. 

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