Wow guys, time is really flying by, isn't it? Normally I tend to think November-December up until Christmas always goes by really slow, but this year it's just sprinting past me. I can't believe we've reached the last month of the year, of the decade, already. Since I got back from Bordeaux three weeks ago, I have been so busy with school I haven't had time for much else. I'm currently taking Strategy Development, which is super intense, Turnaround management, which I haven't really wrapped my head around yet, and Business English 3, which I feel like shouldn't be too difficult but the exams are known for being anything but easy. So yeah, there's quite a bit of work to do. I've got my first exam of the block on Tuesday, so right now I've cleared my desk, lit some candles and prepared a big cup of tea to help myself tackle the last chapter of reading I've got left. Hope you're all having a really cozy Sunday and first of advent!
This morning I got up at 6 o'clock to try to cram some last minute information into my head before my exams. I am so tired right now, both physically from a lack of sleep and mentally from all the exam stress. But I feel relieved that I got them out of the way for now at least, even though it feels like I kind of messed them up. I completely ran out of time and didn't finish either of them. Anyways. This whole afternoon I've just been laying on my bed doing literally nothing and it's been absolutely great, haha. I needed to just wind down a bit and let myself breath for a while. I have a friend coming over for a wine and movie night in a bit, which will be a well needed break from must do's. Tomorrow it's back to studying again for the last exam of the block. But now: wine!
Today I woke up from my alarm at 9 am after not nearly enough sleep. It took me forever to actually get myself up and out of the house, but around noon I finally pulled myself together. In the elevator on the way down I ran in to some neighbours and one of the ladies commented on my dress. "Are you going to a party?". Absolutely valid question, considering half of Amsterdam is out at different ADE events. "Nope", I replied, "I'm on my way to school". She looked at me like I was crazy and exclaimed "But it's Saturday!". Lady, believe me, there are about 101 things I would rather spend my Saturday doing, but with two exams coming up on Tuesday, it's time to put the studying into full gear. I stayed in school until I got kicked out of the library at 18:30 when they were closing. Once back at the apartment, Carlotta came over with a bottle of red and I made us some carbonara. Then we spent the rest of our Saturday evening drinking tea and studying. Now I've decided my brain has had enough for today, so I'm going to get into bed with another cup of tea and an episode of Peaky Blinders before I call it a night. Hope you're all out enjoying your Saturday nights instead of reading this right now!