I’ve mentioned before that I was getting back into my studying routine. I think the longer I am doing it the more I am enjoying it. I really am thoroughly enjoying every part of it. I am not as nervous and anxious from the minute I open my books until I finish my last exam. I can now actually enjoy the content.
I am super excited to have another psychology module this semester. It really is one of my favourite modules and I am beyond excited that it is what I will be majoring in. I loved learning how the brain (and the body I guess) works and the process behind it all. It really had me panicky at first because it seems so much and so complex. It is though, it is tons of information and big words that all sound a little similar or work in almost the same way but I soon got the hang of it and loved it all.
Last year I had 2 modules that seemed so easy and mostly common sense yet it still floored me when it came time to prepare for the exam. Even though I passed (but didn’t get the A I had hoped for) I was still really concerned about how approached it to begin with. One of them was a ‘portfolio’ that I had to do and I really thought that I couldn’t do too badly because it was asking for info that was a)stuff I had to do and explain my experience or b) information about me / my family / my community / my town. I didn’t do great. Before I started off this year I decided to go back and look over those. Suddenly it all made sense. I got it. It has also totally helped me with how I approached everything this year.
I am taking a little longer than I had anticipated to get through the modules and ‘years’. I had really hoped to be further along by now but I have also tried to be very realistic with what I can fit into my life and my other obligations. I didn’t want it to completely take over my life. So I am ok with in a way although I am going to try and push for a bit more soon. This will also be the first time that I am actually writing exams in the May/June exam period AND they’ve changed my exam venue. Honestly that is always what makes me most nervous at exam time. Getting to the venue, not forgetting something I will need, having the right time and date. All that worrying makes me crazy. I am hardly ever THAT nervous about the subject matter.
So my calendar is marked and up, my pens and highlighters are ready and I have enough exam pads to last more than a year. I am really enjoying these modules even though it’s not always the easiest. Roll on exams (well not too fast, I do still have lots to get through)