For most students it’s actually just a few study days. Luckily for me, my first exam isn’t until next Monday. Along with getting ready for exams and finishing up my final assignments, I plan on using this week to check off my final Melbourne pursuits.
Streaking a footy game, boxing a kangaroo, hi-jacking a tram, watching Australia beat America in a friendly match of soccer: all things that will be left for my next time around Melbourne. Most of what I have left to do is not as exciting. I still have to take some pictures of the city, finish up college, try a few burgers, and soak up culture in a museum or two (blog foreshadowing!!!).
Staying abreast of all of my assignments/exams has become increasingly difficult. If senioritis is native to America then I must have a case of being-in-australia-as-a-fifth-year-seniorsclerosis. Each assignment takes twice as long as it has in the past. Studying on my computer has become “let me see how many other things I can do beside studying.” (Side note: I now have a flawless resume, logged a record number of hours on wikipedia, and received my Ph.D. from the University of Southern Minneapolis-Wichita Online.) I can, however, see the light at the end of the tunnel. If I can buckle down this week and put history facts in to my brain, I will soon be done.
This week is also the calm before the storm. Next week will be so chock-full of exams, going away parties, packing, planning and other various highs and lows, I will surely become nauseous on the emotional roller-coaster. As the days quickly pass, I am starting to realize how little time I have left in Melbourne…