spring term (update)

“Is this a lost blog?”
“Is it inactive?”
“It’s been so long since you’ve posted!”

Hi everyone!! Don’t worry, I am still alive!

Ahh, I owe you all an apology and an explanation for my hiatus! I’m so sorry to everyone who’s been anticipating a post here. Unfortunately, I ended up overbooking myself this term and I’m facing the repercussions.

Reality of course-load hit pretty hard pre-June. And it’s been cases of falling behind and trying to catch up on yesterday’s work today. Somewhere in between, I’ve been trying to take care of my well-being as well!

Anyways…

That’s the short update and on with the post! Here’s my first spring term on campus!

Spring term is a new experience and time for exploration.

This term, 2B, I was able to meet so many people in my program– it might be because most of the Biology students this term are in coop, so we’re all clustered together taking similar courses! In addition, this term I befriended with so many exuberant people and learnt the value of friendship! 😀

I also ended up finding many new study spots that I particular love to study at. (Spoiler: I have a future post on finding a study space, hehe) Some spots that you’ll likely spot me are at QNC and DP!

Spring term is lovely.

I find that spring term is a lot less crowded (grabbing those DC spots every day 😉 ), maximizing my daily dose of Vitamin D, shorter Timmy lines, summery events (BBQs), and BLOOMING FLOWERS.

Hanging Lavendars
Spotted at the rock garden in May
Warm Lilies
Found everywhere on campus in July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it’s also nice to leave my late night labs at 9:20pm to see it still bright outside! Seeing familiar, repeating faces on campus is always a plus!

Spring term is “fastly” paced.

Perhaps it’s just me, but I find that spring terms are paced a lot faster than Fall and Winter terms learning the same content.

Exams start and end a lot faster and there’s no reading week. For instance, this term, I have a little more than 3 weeks before the next term begins as apposed to 1 week (2 weeks if we’re lucky).

I also haven’t found a break during lab reports, midterms, or assignments. Just when everything dies down, oh look, finals are here! *sigh* There’s just been so many cases of burn outs and constant act of holding myself together and pushing myself to go further.

Currently, I’m taking 5 courses, 4 science courses and one elective, along with a flexible job. I shouldn’t be complain since people have it a lot worse, but this term has been the most difficult for me.
I have to work on my time management skills and prioritizing everything.
I still haven’t nailed this yet but I definitely see improvement!

I’m excited for what’s to come when the term is over.
Only a few more weeks.
Best of luck to everyone in finals!

My friend once told me,

“One second pain now, is a minute bliss later”

Just a little bit more, and academics will be one thing off our list!

Thank you all for for being so patient with me, I promise I will be posting a lot more after finals!
Look forward to some advice and realizations I’ve had so far from my time at the University of Waterloo 🙂

-TCC