Relaxing After Finals
Start writing a post
Student Life

It's Nice To Sit Back And Pretend I Don’t Have Any More Obligations To Worry About

I have things to do, but I can take my time.


It is the end of the spring semester, and all that is left are finals. This is the moment where you pick the times you suck it up and start absorbing all the information you need to overcome these last hurdles in your way before (hopefully) some form of break or vacation. Still, despite the pending exams, finals week is a kind of relief because where before you would prepare for and take exams amongst your other obligations, like classes, projects, and extracurriculars, this is when you can maybe just sleep in a little bit before hitting the books.

I did always enjoy finals week because it was that happy medium between living on campus (which I love) and having to do excessive work (including attending class and trying to meet all the deadlines). Even if I had a lot of finals, it still felt like a breather, and I could just go for a walk without having to worry about getting to class on time or getting something done before the due date.

Of course, I have not completely forgotten about the exams and other things I have to do. I am just saying that I can slow down just a little bit. I still need to study and finalize the things I need to do for the summer, especially since I will be working as a camp counselor and need to get a few things out of the way if I want to lock down the job. However, I like that I can lay down and read for just a moment if I want to and when I want to without worrying about other stuff.

During this week, I will have time to unwind and do some things I have been putting off or been squeezing in during the semester since I have one of the latest exam dates. I will be on campus for about two extra weeks. I will be reading (of course), (hopefully) writing, definitely running, brushing up on waning piano playing skills, and (cannot forget) studying.

I have much to do, but at least I have the space (or illusion of space) to breathe before tackling all that I need to and want to do. It will also give me time to reflect back on, lament, and try to accept the past semester because it was not my best. Nothing too drastic, but if you have learned anything about me by now, I tend to take things hard and do not let go of my mistakes well. For example, the one quiz I missed (because I was so busy) that will prevent me from nailing down an A in a class I overall did really well in and dedicated time to. It is moments like that that make you realize how significant every little portion of the syllabus is. That 3% quiz will be haunting me.

I should have time to focus on writing my articles in advance and work out what to do when I will not be having reliable (or, at least, regular) access online while working this summer. I just hope they will let me run from zombies for my daily circuits before I have to put my devices away to focus on my campers. It will be an experience certainly.

I hope you too can find this time among the hectic studying for finals to step back, take a breath, and do what you need to do to make the upcoming times easier or to just make yourself feel a bit better, even if that is just getting some more sleep, watching a movie, or playing an instrument you have not had time to touch.

Take care. Good luck in all that you do. Study hard, rest harder, and happy summer!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

The ultimate itinerary for travel in South Africa

6 days travel for under $1200

brown leopard on top of grey rock

With its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and exciting cities, South Africa is a must-visit destination for any traveller. Great News… it's more affordable than you might think. With the current USD to Rand exchange rate, it's possible for 2 people to travel around this beautiful country for under $1200. But to do so, you'll need some insider knowledge and tips from local students and travel enthusiasts. In this blog, we'll share some of the best hacks to help you explore South Africa on a shoestring budget. From wildlife spotting to city adventures, we've got you covered. So grab your backpack and let's get started!


Exploring South Africa will be an adventure, but let's not ignore the fact that you’ll be a tourist and some areas are not considered safe. Don’t worry, I’ve only included the tourist-friendly spots.

Keep Reading...Show less
A Thank You Letter To My Dance Teachers

Here's to the women that encouraged, disciplined, and loved on me! If it wasn't for you all coaching me through out dance and throughout my life, I think I would probably be on the crazy train to what the good-golly-gee-wiz am I doing with my life?

Keep Reading...Show less

Dating A 'Type-A' Girl

It is all worth it in the end.

Dating A 'Type-A' Girl

You have probably been asked before if you were a Type-A or Type-B personality. People who are considered to be "Type A" tend to be impatient, competitive and ambitious. They know exactly what they want to do and when they want to do it. Then there are people who are considered "Type B." People with Type-B personality are just all around more relaxed. There isn't much that is going to stress them out.

Keep Reading...Show less

This is Keanu Reeves - The One

Sandra Bullock shares her experience of Reeves and how the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.

This is Keanu Reeves - The One

Keanu Reeves is known not only for his iconic roles in films like "The Matrix" and "John Wick," but also for his kind-hearted and humble nature, which is somewhat rare in Hollywood. He's also known for his philanthropic work, although he rarely talks about it. He runs a private foundation that funds children's hospitals and cancer research. Recently, Sandra Bullock told us just how he is an amazing human being:

Keep Reading...Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Read about the hottest summer topics!

Person Reading On The Beach During The Summer

Happy Memorial Day weekend from Odyssey! Here are the top 3 response articles of last week for your beach reading:

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments