This has been a whirlwind week. From my uncle visiting, to mum's birthday, to going out one too many times to eat out, and of course, uni.
Let me first start by saying this whole semester I've been relatively not stressed, even for my thera mid sem I didn't really care this much. It was until Thursday night that the stress really got to me. Sooooo much stuff to do, and not enough time to even start studying for finals, mainly because of assignments, and I don't understand the concept of everything I've learnt this whole sem (hence I've been telling people it feels like I've learnt nothing so far...)
Actually, I wouldn't be so stressed if they didn't change our provisional timetable. They've never changed our provisional exam timetable, until this sem, which didn't change back and is now our final timetable. 6 exams in 13 days rather than 15. That is pretty much a repeat a 2nd yr when we had 8 exams. What I am most angry about, and the rest of the grade, is that we have a frikken night exam with super heavy content that finishes at 8pm, followed by another heavy content subject next day. I JUST WANT TO STRANGLE SOMEONE. Don't even know if there are buses back home. And by the time you get home and wake up, you head out for the exam the next day which is contact lenses. We all have a hunch that the Professor put thera before CL to ensure some of us fails. At least 3 times this sem she hinted that she is going to fail people, mainly because people didn't turn up to lectures. I turned up to all of them, but why didn't other people, just makes her pissed off and she said she's going to make the exam hard. Whyyyy night exam and an exam the day after, whyyyyy
The main cause of my stress, and haven't even started studying.
At least 4 assignments to do before finals, and again we have a shorted 4 day STUVAC since we start exams on Friday. What doesn't help is that my mum is going overseas during exam period, and so is my manager, so have to work more and can't take days off. Small store problems, other people covering the manager, so no one can cover me.
It was nice knowing you all...
So much planned in this mid sem break, and it's not even study related. So screwed. Already know I'm running out of time. Need to start waking up earlier.
Apart from that, this week has been pretty good (and ate out a bit too much). My uncle came so could bring back stuff from overseas which other relatives bought stuff from Korea and HK.
The neighbours made a Japanese style cheesecake for my Mum's bday, it's even packaged up and everything-super cute.
It was a tad bit crumbly, and more sour than sweet. It was a super healthy version, since I guess more cream cheese would make it not as crumbly, but then not healthy...
Pistachio Lemon Zen Cake from Black Star Pastry
Bought for Mum's bday (and also I wanted to try it). Dinner that night at Bowery Lane. Also had a burger from Milk Bar by Cafe Ish earlier since I was at Redfern for a half day placement, and the only time I would be there the whole yr...
Thursday involved yum cha at Rouse Hill on a super rare day off. Dinner at home plus with the cousin, and mum cooked at least 8 dishes (i.e. more food coma).
Friday work dinner at Biviano's.
Reviews to come (probs in Dec tbh...). Definitely over ate this week, but birthdays are a time of celebrations, and when relatives come it's another excuse to go out and eat. Yes, was also stress eating.
Saturday working, and worked 1 hr overtime, and not getting paid for it. I was about to leave 2 hours beforehand then he called me back to stay (so couldn't even meet up with the G8s). Only get 45min time in lieu next time, which irks me, since manager going on leave, so if I leave 45min earlier, he'll pay me 45min less. He'll just follow what the computer says when I clock out, rather than paying me what I'm rostered and then I can't tell him I'm leaving 45min early since he'll be overseas. Argh, again small store problems. When you don't meet budget, don't get paid for an hour. Ay least I got shouted a coffee, but $2 still doesn't cut it....
Annoyed that I hardly progressed with any assignments/readings/study/video lectures etc etc.
My to do list for my super packed mid sem break is too long ): Need to force myself to wake up early.
Feeling the stresses.