Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas is in the Air

Yesterday, my family decided to skip out on work and school and go Christmas shopping. Let me just say that I love my family. :)

So our first stop was the mall, and it made me sooo excited for Christmas. One thing that I do not like about college is that December doesn't really feel like Christmas. Sure, we have a few decorations in our apartment, but December is just a stressful time and we're all too worried about finals to really enjoy the holiday season. Anyway, back to the mall. So we walk into the mall and it looks like Christmas, sounds like Christmas, even smells like Christmas. Ian even did the Christmas walk with me. (I don't really know what that is, but we did it yesterday.)

I guess the point of this post is to say that I love Christmas. I love the feeling of Christmas, the music, the traditions, the sugar cookies, the decorations. I just love it all. It's so fun being with my family and just enjoying the season.

So, now that I am done with finals... forever, I mean seriously, I never have to take another final again as long as I live... I can't wait to get home, sit by the Christmas tree, snuggle up with a warm blanket, and read a good book.

Ya, I'm excited. :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

R.I.P Mind

Finals.

Ugh. I hate that word. It carries so much anxiety. I mean, seriously, I could be in the happiest mood on the planet, and then you say, "Finals..." and it ruins it.

When I actually think about it, though, finals aren't as bad as the rest of the semester. I mean, the rest of the semester you have to go to classes, do assignments, and take tests. All you have to do for finals is take tests and do a few assignments. But here's my problem with them. Studying. I hate studying. With a paper, you write it, you know when you're finished and you turn it in. With studying, you have an outline that tells you things you have to remember, you never feel like you're prepared enough, and then you go in and have to try to remember all of the things you tried to memorize. It's awful.

What's worse, is that this semester, I have a scheduled final every day, plus one that I can take any time during the week. Every semester I've been at BYU I've been able to finish my finals in the first three days and had a week and a half break until Christmas. But this semester I have to stay the entire week. Lame.

But, the good news is, I passed my Praxis.