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End of Exams & Some Summer Plans

Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Leisa

 

Exams are over for this year! I cannot explain how happy I feel waking up and not having to study. 

I don't want to discuss how difficult they were, how time consuming revision was or how worried I am about the results... but I do want to tell you a few of my plans for the next few weeks and maybe I can inspire you all to do the same - after all we have at least a couple of months where nothing is standing in our way!

  1. Sleep in! After all, there are no exams to study for at the moment :)
  2. Read a book that is not pharmacy related in a way at all. Haha. My brain will be very very happy.
  3. Paint my room a bright colour. It would be really fun just to get stuck in and do something I've never done before. I'm no good at painting on paper, but who knows maybe it will be different on the walls?
  4. Plant vegetables in the garden. I have done this before (tried to...) but this summer it will be different because it will be a success! I have a small fear of worms so that held me back last time, but there's no harm in trying again.
  5. I'm a huge fan of Greys Anatomy, The Good Wife and Scandal, and I still need to watch the films Noah, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and 300 Rise of an Empire, so the next thing to do is watch all the movies and TV series I have wanted to watch but  I put them on hold for a while

The list is in no particular order, but something tells me sleeping in will definitely be the first thing I do !

Summer 2014 is on its way! I hope the weather stays warm and bright because I think we all need a really hot summer to make up for the stress and lack of sleep.

 

5. BuzzFeed

My new favourite website which offers hundreds of pointless articles! News, funny features and pointless quizzes, this website offers lots of different things to do. Look out for it when you're in a need of a break, or simply putting off your pile of work.

My absolute favourite way to waste time!

4. Munchies

Snacking and checking what's in the fridge is a close second in my top five.
Raiding my cupboards and searching for something to eat or something crazy to cook up was my biggest study distraction during my a-levels and still is.

Munchies!

3. Friends

There is no point trying to study with friends! You'll end up chatting and taking silly photos. Studying with friends can seem like a good idea, but most of the time it's a bad idea because you just end up talking and taking too many breaks.

Studying with friends is not always the best idea

2. Internet shopping

Undoubtedly something I spend far too much time doing.
After a while, you find that you've been staring far too long at your word document and for some reason, internet shopping becomes the best thing ever.

Screenshot of internet shopping

1. Selfies

Should have been writing a news story whilst in the newsroom here.
Added to the Oxford Dictionary last year, taking a 'selfie' and posting it online or snapchat is becoming a something of a regular occurrence for me.

I really should have been writing a news report

 

5. YouTube

Be prepared to spend a lot of hours on YouTube. In fact, it can be used to research topics you may be working on. However, we all know that you'll end up watching clips of cats and people falling over.

Youtube

4. BuzzFeed

Whether you want to know the '20 things you only learn in your twenties' or the '18 reasons why you're single', Buzzfeed can take all your time from studying and waste it with extremely useless facts. Which you somehow feel all your friends should know about too.

BuzzFeed

3. Cooking

You can never have enough food in the house - just don't leave it in the oven for too long! Whoops.

Don't leave your food in the oven too long!

2. Social Networking

Let's be honest, people on social networking sites aren't really ‘networking', they're using it to stalk their old friends, their ex or even someone they like. Either way, to avoid working, refreshing your Facebook page will become an enjoyable task I'm sure.

Facebook

1. Cleaning

Yes, you read that right, cleaning. When you've done the above to the point of no return there is only one task that you can do left. Clean, reorganise and wash everything. From how your wardrobe is laid out, to remaking your bed 10 times. All in the the vain of avoiding university work.

Cleaning!

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