Hah… did you really think I’d be talking about being excited for exams? But no really, exams are just around the corner. A typical student around this time usually, would do a variety of things to allow them to make the most out of these few uni-less precious weeks of study. A student would take work off to cram and revise, they would cancel all plans with their fellow students so they can study, they arrange study sessions that actually involve some form of study and they hit the books for a few days until everything is over. Well… out of all these things, taking a holiday is surely NOT one of them.
I was driving home the other night and on the radio there was a discussion on these so-called “First World Problems”. They’re basically problems that exist only in the most luxurious, safe, technologically advanced and privileged parts of our world. I find them fascinatingly, ridiculously funny. Now just to be clear, I’m definitely NOT encouraging us to complain at all about our privileged lives and am very very aware that there are MANY MANY more people out there with much dire problems than us. However, in saying that, I think it’s good to poke fun at ourselves! Blanketed by luxury and splendour, perhaps we’ve lost track of how petty our problems are. These little phrases are just a reminder of exactly that. Every time I hear about one of these problems, my mind goes one of both ways, sometimes it thinks ” Oh me too!!! ” but most of the time… it usually thinks ” OH MY GOD HOWEVER WILL YOU SURVIVE?!?!?!”
Life has been a roller coaster of late since I last blogged. There were massive lows and equally as large highs. So here’s a small snapshot of my life till now. Perhaps not too interesting but it’s something to tide over this semester of hardcore studying ):
Alas, it is that time of year again. It’s time for snuggies, hot chocolate, chicken soup, woolly scarfs and hitting the snooze button at least five times before you pull yourself out of bed. With a visit to the beach (or the outdoors in general) out of the question due to the freezing temperatures, Brisbane as I’ve found out has heaps of pretty awesome places to kill time on a chilly day (No promises that they’re warm though!). Here are my top 8 picks in no particular order. I apologize for the abundance of food places… clearly my stomach is helping me write this blog post.
I don’t know about you, but I think being a student is expensive. Sure we have our beautiful parents/guardians to feed, shelter and clean up after us (from time to time of course. We must be good sons and daughters once in a while!), but I’ve realised in the past 3 months that I’ve been at uni that for some reason, I “needed” many many things. I “needed” that new pair of jeans, I “needed” that bottle of vodka for that party and I “needed” to spend $21 on a rubbish movie in 3D.
Channelling our new favourite tween celebrity Rebecca Black, one of the first dilemmas I faced during the week of my first few lectures was simply, which seat do I take?
This might seem a trivial matter for some but as a rather introverted first year student, the prospect of sitting next to someone unfamiliar was daunting and honestly, it scared me to death. I’ve heard the whole “Everyone is in the same situation as you! Don’t worry!” many a time from friends and family but the scars of high school still burn raw.