I was browsing Pintrest the other night as a form of procrastination and I saw this image and it really resonated with me! With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela I felt it was fitting to use one of his quotes in a (hopefully!) inspirational blog post about not giving up or losing momentum before the Christmas holidays!
For reasons that I have never fully understood, universities like to set all of your major pieces of work to be due in on the same day! I have friends on some courses who have had 6 pieces of work due in on the same day, now that requires some serious planning and hard work to pull off (this is where a Filofax is helpful ;) ). The end of Semester one also brings with it the start of Christmas celebrations and it is easy to feel like you are missing out when you are sat in the library, yet again, trying to finish all of your work to the highest standard you can do.
I am one of the lucky ones who only had two pieces of work to hand in before Christmas and so I managed to finish mine at the start of this week giving me the freedom to come home slightly earlier and enjoy the Christmas tree being up for that little bit longer and spend more time with my family and boyfriend; the best things about the festive period in my opinion!
But if you are reading this as a form of procrastination against the many assignments you have not yet completed then enjoy this little break, go and make yourself a cup of tea, maybe get a sneaky mince pie too and keep going! It won't be much longer before you are on your way home for Christmas holidays and can spend your nights under blankets with the fire on, working from the light of the Christmas tree! Of course many of you will have exams in January but I personally am giving myself a little break from University work until after Christmas Day (and Boxing Day too probably!) before starting to work again! Ideally I would leave it until after New Years but I am going back to my part time job while I am home in order to try and boost my bank balance back up so I will have to balance revision with my shifts and the numerous meet ups with friends and family that occur over the Christmas period.
Have you finished for Christmas too? Or are you still burning the midnight oil in the Library?