The worst possible thing that could happen at this point in my degree actually materialised this week: my laptop exploded. Gone. One moment I was reading the news, the next, my laptop showed no signs of life at all. Literally dead.
So naturally, I turned to the Bank of Mum for a loan. I’ve got a new one now, but I’m still in the process of getting all my work, music, files etc back from the old one. Which I really, really need.
Having no laptop, and therefore no distractions (usually in the form of various social networking sites) I realised I had no other option but to get some sketchbook work done. And some essay planning. And some other stuff. I can’t stress enough how much this had made me realise how much time I actually spent online, and just how counter-productive at this time of year the internet could be.
So that’s the theme for this week. I’m in the final 7-ish weeks of my degree now, and for university applicants, this will too be a pretty gruelling time in the thick of it. It’s now or never when it comes to filling out those forms and getting the assignments done. The Easter break provides a perfect lecture-free opportunity to get your head down and make a headway on final projects!
That said, in a lecture this week, one of my tutors actually told us to take the Easter weekend off for a quick recharge of the old batteries. I actually agree with this wise statement, because it’s true that if you don’t take a break your brain will be full of muddles and that’s no use to anyone. One of my age-old philosophies is to get the balance of work and play correct, which is why I am now off to play football!
P.S, Sorry for the lack of activity over the last few weeks. I really have been snowed under. And this new keyboard doesn’t help.