Monday, 19 March 2012


"It's already nearly the end of March," I pointed out, starting to feel the panic bubbling to the surface of my eyes. "I'm supposed to take my GRE at the end of June. How do I prepare for that in time, on top of all my Honours work?"
"Don't panic," he said. "Just try. That's all you can do."
You know that feeling, that feeling of knowing you have to do a thousand things and you wish you could get all of it done, so you try to do too many things at once and they cram into the tunnel, the bottleneck that is the difference between what you can do and what you need to get done?

There's a lot I need to do for Honours year, and there's a lot I need to do for the GRE. This is my challenge for the first half of the year. For the second half of the year, there's even more I need to do for Honours, and a different set of workload to do for grad school applications. But I'm going to worry about that after I'm done with the GRE.

My head hurts because I'm trying not to feel overwhelmed. Life would be easier if there was only one big thing I had to worry about - Honours only, or GRE only. But as it always is in real life, I suppose I'm already lucky that these are the only two things I need to worry about.