Really gone and surprised myself by writing another blog, only after a week since the last one! But I think procrastination has been the major driving force behind this one :p
So what has happened this week? Well it’s been slightly mixed for many reasons. The weekend started off well with the visits of two Sheffield girls to Nijmegen, it was nice to see some familiar faces and have a good catch up with them. We took them to the ‘so-called’ ERASMUS white party- but I was slightly disappointed by the lack of white clothing, pretty sure I was the most white-dressed there! However, it was a nice change to take the bus to town rather than cycling and by the end of the night I think I appreciated that decision with the fact that we made the most of the 2 for 1 drinks :p ( yes I don’t think it would have been a safe option to cycle back). And we won’t talk about how I felt the next day either!
SO moving on, the beginning of the working week began yet again with some revision. I had one exam this week which was for my Dutch Culture module. The exam was also very mixed, I was unsure about the set up of the whole thing as it was my first exam here. I was kind of annoyed at the questions because they missed out one of the topics and put in a question about something which was covered in the intro lecture. Nobody thought that would be the case. So pretty sure that question went terribly bad- but hey its only one question and I guess and there isn’t a lot I can do about it really! I still have two more exams next week- one of which I may as well not turn up to. This is my Dutch literature module which I have to write all in Dutch and about their literature (stating the obvious I know!!). But I am stressing out way too much as I know its way above my level and I can’t face going into an exam which I have no clue about- this has never happened. But there is a first time for everything and I will have to face the music I guess. The other exam should be fine as it is a translation exam from Dutch to English where we get access to online dictionaries and all that! And considering I am a native English speaker I am hoping I can pass this one 🙂
But moving on to something more important, which has made me put all my so-called ‘problems’ in perspective was finding out some very sad news. On Tuesday we received an email from our head of department informing us that one of our course mates had suddenly passed away. Naturally I was in shock because he was in nearly all of my classes last year and someone that I saw on a daily basis- it really brings home how precious life is! I would like to send my best wishes to his family- I can’t imagine how they must be feeling right now. It really puts everything into perspective and makes you realise that shouldn’t complain about the small and pathetic things because they aren’t, in the scheme of things, actually a problem at all.
Next time: I will let you know how the exams went, the end of exam partying (Halloween next week) and also how the progress of my 2-pac is coming along! Hoping I can keep my motivation for the gym going, I went so much last week but haven’t so much this week, and I bailed out today: p But me and my friend are trying to motivate each other- sooo much easier to go with someone!