It’s finals week(s?).
“Hey,” I hear you guys saying cheerfully. “You’re almost there, Jackie! Hang in there! I’m sure you’re going to do great! Just one more week until you get to go home to sunny California and enjoy the beach!
Fair enough, and I will say that I definitely felt like that at the beginning of reading period.
“I’m so ready!” I told myself, trying to pretend that I wasn’t totally scared out of my mind for the finals that were to ensue.
But now that I’m two days into actual finals week, and I took my Calculus III final, and I’ve started studying for my next final, which is on Saturday (Physics) I feel more like this.
And after Physics I’ll be feeling more like this.
And by next thursday, which is when my process final, aka my final for (insert deep breath here) introductiontochemicalandbiomolecularprocessesandanalysis.
Sidenote: I love being an engineer, and I really do think that the subject I’m studying is really interesting (yay Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering!) but you’d think they could cut down on the class name a little bit. Anyways, back to your normally scheduled programming.
Because I was procrastinating, though, I backstalked myself on Facebook (#embarrassing) and looked through all of my photos from freshman year. I’ve spent so much time complaining about Hopkins recently- looking through the pictures reminded me of the awesome times I’ve had so far this year.
There’s that one time I saw Macklemore and Ryan Lewis live in concert.
There’s Mental Notes Fall tour, when we got to go all over the east coast and sing!
I can’t forget about going to President Obama’s Inauguration:
and getting interviewed for a relatively popular Youtube channel about my views on politics, gay marriage, and Beyonce.
Speaking of Youtube, there’s that one time I got 20,000 + views on a video of me singing a cover of Adele’s “Skyfall” in an acappella group that we threw together called Major7:
…and the ridiculous amount of concerts I’ve had with my actually a cappella group, the Mental Notes, over the course of the year.
Finals are, undoubtedly, going to suck (for you, when you get here, for me, now, for everyone else who’s going to have to take finals). You’re not going to want to study, and you’re going to pretend you’re being productive by doing other things you procrastinated on that were supposed to be done yesterday that the admissions department is probably not happy about you being late for (cough…cough…).
I backstalked myself to procrastinate, though, and got really really nostalgic about all of the fun times I’ve had this year. I’ve met so many awesome people, who I hope are going to be a part of my life for the rest of my time at Hopkins and onwards, and I’ve become part of groups I didn’t even know existed. I’ve become even more interested in my current major, and, without realizing it, I’ve gained more of an engineering mindset. I became famous on youtube, and prominent in the college blogosphere.
I’ve had a great year, and I’m looking forward to spending three more years here. I know that I’ll miss Hopkins over the summer, and I’ll be ready to come back come August.
Even if I feel like this right now.