As of ~7:00 p.m. tonight, when I finally returned home, I was officially finished with the fall 2018 semester.
Truly a momentous occasion! It’s been a rough one all things being equal, so I’m lucky to finally have made it to the other side of the storm. After all, there’s just one more remaining until I finally get that piece of paper. So it all comes down to this, and there’s something as exciting as it is terrifying about the idea.
… Unfortunately, as the title here suggests, not all is sunshine and rainbows despite how uplifting this freedom is.
Finals themselves were rough to get through because I’ve definitely caught the family cold, which has resulted in consuming cough drops at a rate of far-too-many per hour to deal with a scratchy throat and a cough.
It has also left me kind of lethargic, which will make it very fun to get up at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and interview someone on the east coast.
I just wanted to make sure I got a post in, even if it just amounts to me venting about… Everything.
Probably won’t widely publicize this one to be honest.
Arguably the worst final to have to struggle through with a cold was my Sensation and Perception test yesterday. That’s the one I’ve been dreading for some time because it was cumulative and non-curved.
Yeah, it actually did suck.
Mostly because there were topics on it that he did not tell us were going to be on it in his ‘study guide.’
Then he doubled down on the frustration by handing back our final essay drafts (graded in just one week, while the rough drafts took 3 months I might add). He gave me a point less than I got on the rough draft for a number of corrections previously unmentioned, which feels pretty disingenuous.
Especially considering he also gave me an extra point for making the original corrections. So I wound up with the exact same score.
Boy I’m glad I never have to see that man again.
Luckily today was much less stressful, as all I had to do was present the findings of my Evolution and Creation essay to the class in a casual round-table. Then afterward I went out to dinner with my friend Mimi to celebrate the end of a long semester.
It was fun!
… Up until the point where my permanent retainer broke. So now I’m missing a wire behind my front teeth, and there’s just a bit of poking if I move my tongue just right.
Couldn’t get a sit-down with my orthodontist until Friday, too. It’ll be fun to deal with that for a while.
But then to add insult to injury, after my two-and-a-half hour drive home, I got an email letting me know that I did not get the internship with the Boston Globe I applied for. Much like I feared in this post from a little while back.
I know lots of people apply for these things and I’m not super upset about it, that just happened to be the cherry on the suck Sundae of today.
At least I can still relish the idea of finally sending all of these books back to Chegg.
Considering I’ll never write anything better than ‘suck Sundae of today’ in my life, I’ll leave things off there. Hopefully you didn’t find this vent post too obnoxious, I swear tomorrow I’ll go back to writing about something more fun.
For now, however… I need some sleep. After all, I’ll have to be up again in a hurry.