“One more river, one more river, but I still have a long way,
One more river, one more river, but I still have a long way to, go!”
Ahhhh James Reyne, I don’t know WHY your lyrics just came to me, but they did! I don’t even know what that song means.
I’ve got one more
river final exam to go before I’m done with my first semester of my masters in marketing. My first of four semesters I’ll need to complete to get my degree. And here I am thinking, “Why on EARTH am I doing this!?” Tonight’s exam was 40% of the final grade, comprised of 4 questions worth 10 points each. I am not sure how much information our convener was expecting in those answers for a measly 10 points each, but surely not the 2-3 pages one of my class mates was anticipating writing? I think I eked out 3.5 pages total, for the 4 questions. And to be honest, he half page answer was more BS than MKG. Some would argue it’s the “same thing.”
While I’d love to give up, that will only delay the process. If I give up now, I give up for good. No going back. If I’d just kept going 4 years ago when I finished my graduate certificate, I’d have completed my degree two years ago. See what quitting does? Delays the inevitable.
I know what my problem is. I am too distracted. Distracted by
work Facebook, exercise Candy Crush, family TV. Nothing that stimulates my brain, only “dumbens” it (I swear dumben/dumbin is a word! See! Proof!). When it comes to studying school work I have very little interest and very little attention. I can’t read an entire chapter of a text book and actually retain any information. As it was, to even get 3.5 pages of answers in tonight’s exam, I needed to re-write the answers (after being given generous “hints” on what was on the exam) several times before being able to remember any of it!
Yep, I just went there. “When I walked uphill to school, both ways, barefoot in the snow” life was much simpler. I could study without worrying if I was missing out on an important Facebook update from a friend or family member. I could read study notes without wondering what I should be blogging about. I could read a text book and REMEMBER WHAT IT SAID! There was no such thing as having 8 tabs open on your internet browser. Half the time you were lucky if you could even get the damn thing to connect before someone called you and took up your phone line! [Insert that dial-up internet tone here].
If my son just gets through school and even considers university, I’ll be one proud parent. With all the distractions of life these days, things sure are harder than they used to be.
I feel old. Too old to be stressing out over taking exams. How am I going to get through
3 more semesters life without dumbing my brain into a complete coma? How do you remember shitze you need to regurgitate at a later date?
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