The end is near and I don’t know how I feel.
I am so behind on all of the things that I need to do, and I’m feeling so overwhelmed with my academic work. Add to this the bittersweet feeling of knowing that it’ll be over soon, and a tiny dash of homesickness, and you’ll have an accurate picture of my emotional state. I’ve been coping by cooking for friends, reading books I brought from home, and making a copious amount of lists. I guess when things are too much, I go back to my favorite activities, and they haven’t let me down yet.
Beyond schoolwork, there’s a lot more that I feel I haven’t sorted out. For example, I have a lot of things in my room, and my luggage was pretty full when I came here, so I’m thinking about sending some of my stuff home by mail. One of my friends did something similar when she studied in Japan, and it worked out well for her. Furthermore, there are so many more places that I wanted to visit, and I have a few days off between exams, so I think I’ll travel a little bit more. I haven’t set any definite locations or dates, however, so I have a lot of planning to do in that regard. I need to also figure out my plans post-graduation. I have some time, but I need to do some clear thinking about what I want my career to be.
May is always a busy month, and Australia is no exception. I have a lot of things that I need to sort out, but I know that as long as I keep my head above water and do what is necessary, things will work themselves out.