Hope everyone enjoyed their Mother’s Day!
We Rochlin children celebrated by getting my Mom breakfast donuts (as requested), went out for lunch and then had fancy home-cooked pasta for dinner. A very food-focused affair.
Spending the morning and afternoon with her (as well as the night with my friends losing hours to Minecraft) left me with no time to write a blog post. Though it was all a nice stress relief…
Because as you can see from my baggy-eyed Featured Image, finals and graduation anxiety are undoubtedly taking their toll.
When I wasn’t with Mom yesterday, I was working on my last few college assignments. Ever.
For instance, the Final cheatsheet for Comm Law:
It’s technically not a requirement, but the cheatsheet for my midterm was extremely helpful. So making this one seemed sensible.
… Especially considering I get extra credit for the selfie.
Taken at lunch, with a cameo by Mom’s arm. Because taking a break in the middle of eating to do homework is the perfect encapsulation of my life.
Comm Law is arguably the biggest stressor, as it turns out that is going to be a cumulative exam. Even though it’s online and we have cheatsheets, it will undoubtedly be a nightmare.
More than Cognitive Psychology, anyway. I should theoretically be studying for that now, but the first two exams were so easy that I don’t feel compelled to kill myself here.
If anything, the more stressful parts of tomorrow are around that exam. Like the Kappa Tau Alpha Communications Honors Society induction ceremony around noon.
Which I’ll have to leave early to take my Psych exam.
That event will get me the last pieces of hardware for my graduation attire, which means I’ll have to finally have to figure out who should do my professional Grad photos.
Because that’s a thing everyone does.
However, I’m currently more concerned about parking for graduation. As I found out, the tickets I secured for my family do not cover their parking at the event. I needed to get a separate parking pass for that — and that deadline was at the end of April.
Had to make some calls while I was waiting to hand off that sweet Gladeo computer so it could go to a better home. Editing videos, as it was meant to be.
Throw in my semester textbook return, getting a legal document notarized (like a real adult) and going to the gym, and you’ve got my scatterbrained mentality for the day.
At least once Psych and Comm Law are out of the way, life should slow down.
As far as my assignments go, I’ll still need to put together my Honors Project — which I’m working as I write:
Then I need to finish my Gaming in American Culture paper. An endeavor made slightly more difficult by surrounding circumstances, but I’ll get to it eventually.
Oh, and let’s not forget that my Dad’s birthday is coming up.
So that’s the whirlwind I’m currently cycling through. I keep trying to remind myself that once I’m through this week I won’t have to worry about college ever again…
But frankly that seems to freak me out more.
Instead I’ve been trying to drown out the incessant thoughts with more Games Done Quick speedruns.
Because seeing someone beat a game like Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door in under four hours is enough to really melt the stress away.