I was a distance runner in high school. For some crazy reason, I chose the mile and two mile as my events for track. It was not too difficult of a task to train for; just go out and run around for about six miles. Even with all the practice and support, I got extremely nervous right before each race. Who knows what I thought about during the race; my pets, candy, or how many laps until I was finished. All I know is, when it came down to the final 200 meters, I was dead out sprinting.
The school year is somewhat similar to my races. We all don’t really know what to expect when we start a new semester. Sometimes, we think we are crazy for selecting the major that we did. Once it’s that time in the semester when we start taking tests and presenting, the nerves begin to set in; we know that the difficult part of the semester is underway. Finally, when there are two weeks left, we begin the sprint. All of our projects are due and exams are right around the corner. The amount of things due forces you to sprint no matter how much energy you have left.
Once you finish a race, it is the best feeling in the world. You know you just completed a difficult race and did really well. That is the same feeling you get when you finish the semester. Being done with another year of finals, projects, and presentations is one of the biggest reliefs.
Keep your head down, study hard, focus harder, and you will reach your goal sooner than you think. The harder you sprint, the quicker you get to the finish. Keep up that pace and the semester will be done before you know it. Good luck with your finals!
Stay classy and have a good week!