I am sure that most students know this situation: you barely slept, ate or socialised because all you could think about was passing your exams. Then, suddenly, you finish your last paper and are looking forward to three months without uni. Life is good, but at least in my case, the bare thought of a three-months holiday creeps me out.
To be honest, I must be a bit of an exception. After officially finishing my second year and subsequently doing nothing but relaxing and meeting friends for only two days, I got bored already. Not that I want to go back to lectures et cetera, but finally I have time to put all those plans I’ve had in my head for so long in to action, plans I really want to tackle before my summer placement starts.
But caution is required. I believe we all know this situation too well: when you know you’ve got a long time to work on something, procrastination is all too tempting, even when you’re passionate about it.
Then, suddenly, it’s September again, and that’s it. So I’ll start working on my ideas now, no excuses. Of course I’m breaking a lot of social conventions by doing so (‘You just finished exams, so come on, just chill out for now!’) but I know how fast time goes by. It shouldn’t be too hard because there is a massive difference between working on your dreams, and the stuff you just have to do because a module requires it.