That Sunday Feeling
I have an exam tomorrow afternoon. I have always had a lot of difficulty writing exams, and as it's been a few year since I was last in school (and closer to 5 1/2 since I was last in university) I am sorely out of practice. I also think I am too old to pull an all-nighter (in fact I think I was always to old for that).
Did you ever have that Sunday Feeling when you were a kid? It rolls around to those last few hours of the weekend and you know you haven't your homework for the following day and your not sure what to do - stay up late and get it done? Get up early on Monday morning? (yeah, right, like that's gonna happen!), or pretend to ignore the whole thing and watch Brothers and Sisters, or whatever happens to be on Sunday night teevee?
I am feeling a little like that right now. The guilt of not-enough-studying seems crazy though because I recall working as hard as I could without going around the bend this weekend. I skipped out on any sort of Halloween celebration (which was especially weird-feeling in my neighbourhood considering it has the most kids per capita in all of Toronto - if sounded like a parade going by our living room window for a good while). I missed tabling at Canzine for the first time in about a decade. I had to pass on an invitation to a family dinner out at a restaurant tonight. The funny thing is, I took some anatomy quizzes online today and didn't exactly fly through them, which confirms my suspicion that my brain has developed a Teflon coating.
And after all this whining it's become clear.
Here's what I like: hands-on learning and opportunity for practice. Here's what I don't like: textbooks and exams. Yes, those are my educational wishes, for me, and "different" learners everywhere.
Here's what else I'd like: for you to tell me what fun things you did for Halloween so I can do some momentary vicarious living.