I’m sure you’ve all heard the famous line from George R. R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire that his favorite ruling family, the Starks, trot out with extreme frequency, that winter is coming; but thank god, it’s almost over. That bodes well for my work load– midterms are almost over, with two classes down and two to go, and all my summer job and internship applications in. Next Tuesday is not only my Environmental Science midterm but also my birthday; and what could be a better birthday present than the end of midterms and a week-long break coming three days after?
Honestly, I’m excited to go home. But not for the reasons that you would think– no, I’m not sick of school and desperately want someone to cook for me (although a plate of cookies would be nice). I’m excited to move ahead with my plans for the summer, because as soon as I get back from break I hear about my summer plans. Time seems to be dragging right now, ever since I got the majority of my work out of the way, and I’m not a patient person. With the study tips and time management stuff that I’ve learned from my professors, my studying has gone by so much more quickly. Also, the midterm for my Poetry and Poetics class is to write a Shakespearean sonnet in iambic pentameter, and for me that’s more interesting than every single one of Theon’s chapters in literally ever GRRM book. When I finish writing that, I’ll post it on here so you all can see just how flowery I can get with 10 syllables per line.
Alexandra Larkin '18