Ready for part 2? This one has lots of gifs, so you’d best be ready for it!
Homework: The Curse of the Group Project
Oh yes. Homework. Does the word give you shivers? It should. I’ve been fighting off lots of projects and whatnots, which is why I fell behind with NaNoWriMo of course. And one of those nasty projects was a group project, which is the nastiest kind of nasty project there is.
Especially when your group has bad communication. Argh. We had to give our presentation this morning at 11.00, and so we all hopped online a couple hours beforehand to make last-minute preparations. Now, it was 8.30 in the morning and I am not a morning person, so when one of my group mates started giving me sass, I was not having any of it.
Then I just about lost it on another group mate. Part of my responsibility was to put together a concept map addressing each of the aspects of the virus (we were researching the effects of Hantavirus on humans) that our group looked at. It was a pain to put together, especially because I had to whittle down everyone else’s info. So it wasn’t something I was able to make changes to at 9.30 in the morning when I needed to leave the house at 10.00. But my lovely group mate decided she would point out this one tiny word on the map she wanted me to change, which WASN’T EVEN HER PART OF THE INFORMATION. I had to grit my teeth and explain calmly to her that it wasn’t actually her part and I wasn’t going to change it, which she would’ve known if she’d actually come to group meetings.
I hate group work.
But I totally slayed that presentation, so yay for that!
But now that my group project is done, I have a much more pressing matter to attend to: my chemistry exam.
The Tale of the Terrible Term Tests
My chem exam is on Dec. 1st. And I’m freaking out.
The information we’re learning right now is organic chem, and this is the content we were learning in grade 12 when I got so sick I thought I was going to die. Therefore, I don’t know it very well—not as well as I should. Honestly, I don’t feel like I know any chemistry as well as I should. And it’s making me want to cry. Every time I look at example problems, I want to cry. Because chemistry is literally terrifying me right now and I don’t think I can handle it.
I mean, if I had to describe me trying to do chemistry, I would say it looks something like these following gifs:
So I might have my cry, and freak out a bit, but then I’m just going to have to hit the books and do my damn best to learn it. Chemistry is a dragon. I am a knight. There’s a risk I’ll be burned to a crisp but I’ve got to fight, no matter what.
Oh yes, I will rise.
I will be a hot mess, but I will emerge victorious.
Haha, but calculus isn’t going that well either to be quite honest. I understand it for the most part, but sometimes a question comes along that I don’t even know how to handle. Guess I’ll be hitting those books too.
Oi. So there’s my homework rant. I am not looking forward to exams, at all, whatsoever, except for my bio exam because I really really love bio. And what’s more? I get to take TWO bio courses next semester! Yes!
Procrastination: Strong As Ever
Of course, the more work I know I have to do, the more I want to procrastinate. These very posts are testament to that. Just think of what I could’ve done if I’d actually attempted studying rather than searching up all these gifs. Oh, the possibilities.
But I think you can agree that this is a pretty good use of my time, yeah? You all get to read these lovely posts, after all!
And there’s this small rebellious part of me that whispers “is that right?” every time my teachers tell me I should be studying.
But more seriously, I actually read something recently that said that we procrastinate because of fear or uncertainty. Considering how I feel about chem, I don’t doubt it, ugh.
And on an unrelated note, it’s officially winter here, whether we want it to be winter or not. The good news though is I’ve got snow tires so I feel like the queen of the road (not really). Bad news is I have to scrape off my car just the same as everyone else.
But I will persevere, through the studying and the snow. And I’ll get through it all somehow, won’t I?
I’m sorry if I broke your computers with all the gifs. I’m not sorry if I annoyed you. I had fun. And it’s images like these that keep me sane:
How’s your life, dear readers?
May you handle all the craziness in your life with the ferocity of a dragon. Or a dragon-fighter.
P.S. I also had absolutely delicious potatoes yesterday. Jenny knows what I’m talking about ;)