Contrary to the tense of the title of this post I am not quite finished just yet. I have my last exam on Wednesday so I am just waiting and studying currently. I am so excited to get home for the Christmas break. This semester has been a long one with many exhaustingly busy things going on. There are definitely some things I couldn't have survived this semester without whether it be for motivation purposes or keeping me awake enough to take notes.
Sleep / Coffee
With this semester being so busy and filled with meetings, labs, and workshops it was especially tiring. Sleep and coffee were essential to my sanity this semester. If I didn't get enough sleep I could depend on coffee to try to get me through the day. I found some awesome new off campus coffee places to study at and it served as the perfect reminder that getting off campus is the perfect refresher on occasion.
Friends and Family
My personal cheerleaders. I could easily depend on my family to vent to about a certain assignment or project that I was laboring over and I turned to them for a distraction from the Furman bubble that I sometimes get trapped in. My friends oftentimes knew my schedule better than I knew it myself and are constantly willing to share funny buzz feed quizzes on my Facebook wall, study with me, or have a completely unproductive crepe and movie night with me.
Weekends and Breaks
When I say that sometimes I lived weekend to weekend it's true. Weekends (when I wasn't studying) served as my refresher. Sleeping in and relaxation was definitely in order most weekends. Breaks were the same way. Parents Weekend, fall break, and Thanksgiving allowed me to disconnect from school and enjoy time doing other things I enjoy!
This sounds silly but in all seriousness choosing a new pandora station to study or work out to is so refreshing. I am constantly listening to classical music when I study so my grades can thank pandora too!
This one should be super self explanatory but I have loved having blogging as an outlet so much this year!
What could you not survive this semester without?