18 problems everyone has during the Easter holidays
The Easter holidays are disorientating: lectures cease, you head home, there’s time to relax. Reality has a way of kicking in, though, and guilt over exam preparation – or rather, lack thereof – is sure to ruin any hopes of it being a ‘holiday’, no matter what it’s called. We know: we’ve been there. But hey, at least you're not alone.
1. Immediately missing uni
Even though at uni you missed home. Brain, make up your mind. Just please.
2. Dealing with parental requests
Being helpful around the house? THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST THE WORST.
...it's possible university has spoiled you a little bit...
3. Seeing the Christmas hook-up on a night out
...heavy drinking it is, then.
4. ...And coping with the hangover the next day
'No mum, I'm fine... just a little tired... of course we can put up shelves today...'
5. Seeing Facebook posts from that one person who's always travelling
Not that you're jealous, sat here in the grey of your hometown, having a staring competition with your textbook. No, it's all totally fiiiinnneee. Laos is overrated anyway.
6. Finding it difficult to accept the need to work
'Work? Really? Today? Nahhhhh...'
7. Though trying to make some progress
...and failing. Procrastination feels like it's physically holding you back.
And there's always something to do... Must... clean... room... for... no... reason...
8. Finding out even the laziest person you know has done some work
This is a surprise. Not the good kind.
9. Comforting yourself by pretending they’re lying
In denial? What's denial?
10. Having 'the fear' finally hit you
11. Blaming your lecturers for not teaching you properly
Which is not, strictly speaking, fair. In any way.
12. Accepting your work ethic might possibly be to blame
You put the 'pro' in procrastination.
13. Finding this work ethic a problem, even now
10 minutes work, 100 minutes rest.
14. Living in your revision outfit
15. And being judged by anyone who comes into contact with you
16. Spending hours adding up the marks you need to pass
17. Instead of doing the work to get those marks
18. Realising you're ever closer to the real world
...university is going too quickly, dammit.