Exam time is here and my brain in mush. I’ve already completely two of my three exams, but the one I am most nervous about takes place on Thursday at 2 PM. I can blame my lack of updating my blog on the fact that I have been living in the library for the past week and a half trying to comprehend information that I needed to know for my finals. So to make this as easy as possible, I’ll give you a highlight of what happened everyday since May 10th!
May 10th: Happy American Mother’s Day! I started my day with a wee chat with my mom to wish her a happy and blessed mother’s day. I regret not being able to spend the day with her, but that just means I’ll have to make it up to her with a girls day out when I get home. I also got to chat with my dad for a while, which is always nice, especially when I get him in a good mood. After a day of doing pretty much nothing, I finally got ready for church and headed to Carrickfergus with Kelsey and Bethany for service. After service, we decided to attend the Logos Hope ship that was still docked at the York Docks in Belfast. It was my second time on the ship, but it never ceases to amaze me. The OM ship is such a flawless production and it makes me completely relieved and joyed that I can call myself a Christian along with some of the missionaries on the ship. Experiencing the ship and studying abroad has made me think more and more about mission and possible stepping out in faith and doing one myself. After the ship, Kelsey, Bethany, Andrew, Leanna, Roo, Charlie, and myself headed out for a late night cuppa and chat. A night out with the Carrick-Crew is unforgettable. Andrew gave us a lift back to Uni around 11:00 PM and as we drove along the motorway, Kelsey and I looked at each other and both said without hesitation, “I’m going to miss this.” So, if you ask me how my experience was just know that it was amazing and the fact that I will miss it everyday should give you a proper answer.
May 11th: Yeeooooo. I studied?!!?! Yes, that is right, I studied too much today, I should have earned a prize! My first final is on Wednesday and needless to say, I needed to study! My day of studying turned into a night of boredom. I honestly could not study any longer for the fear that my brain might actually dissipate, so I closed my books and called it a night.
May 12th: One day before my final and I have absolutely NO motivation to study. Not good. Sometimes guilt kicks in and gets my butt into gear, but this time that was not the case. I believe it was around 3:00 PM that I finally made it to the library and I got down to business. It’s something about being in the presence of ‘scholars’ that make me want to be (pretend, act) scholarly. After a few hours in the library, I should have been feeling pretty good about my exam the next day, but unfortunately nerves set in big time and I seemed to have forgotten everything I’d been studying! I was in a state of emergency, so I rushed back to my flat to chill out. After an hour or two of napping and ‘zenning’ my senses, I got up and started to look over things again with Amanda, who was also freaking out about the exam. After a couple hours, it was time to hit the hay. My final was at 9:30 AM the next morning!