Hustling until the last day

It’s the last day of the term and I should be celebrating but I am just trying to catch my breath.  I just went on a challenge akin to amazing race.  Today is the submission for both my Operations Management group project and Management Accounting final paper and I was scrambling up to the last minute.  I finished all my part in the group project last night and worked on my case study until 2 am this morning and it wasn’t complete yet.  I had to verify the costs and data and go through everything for final edit.  When I went to the classroom to submit my paper,surprise, my professor is no longer there.  He told us that he will be there from 9 am to 12 noon.  I got there at 11:45 but he left already.  So I started bugging my classmates in our viber group chat and asked where’s our professor.  One classmate said that she just left the classroom and he was still there.  So I called another classmate to ask for his mobile number. It turned out our professor is already at another building already so I ran as fast as I can to meet him there.  He told me to just wait in the entrance but there are two entrances.   When I got there, he’s not around.  So I checked the lobby and the other entrance and he’s still not there.  I called him again, his voice is so soft I can barely hear him or maybe it’s the signal.  After few seconds I finally saw him, he’s not in the good mood.   I was worried he might deduct points from my paper but then I decided to just not think about it at all.  I gave my best anyway.

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So yeah I am still that girl who crams despite getting all stressed out every time the term is nearing its end but what can I do?  Life is just so crazy!  Work has always been so demanding of my time, then there’s a couple of business trips and tons of paper works after those trips (to be fair, I was able to sneak in a few hours to explore the place).

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This week has been a crazy one for me.   I got sick on Monday and had to miss the office Christmas party, that broke my heart but I had no choice.  Went back to office on Tuesday afternoon to a table littered with paper works and a couple of gifts 🙂 Then we had to practice for our dance routine for the college Christmas party on Thursday, so I had to juggle my usual work load, back logs, practice and school requirements.  I only completed my blogs on the day it was due, I didn’t attend a class that night ( I missed another Christmas party lol).  Then came Thursday when you can barely talk to me, the good thing is we won first place in the Santa’s Got Talent competition!!!!   So at least my few hours of practice didn’t go to waste.  Friday is another super crazy day.  Paper works during the day with another Christmas party with some scholars then 7 pm onward was it was heck of a night.  Finished my Operations Management project (at least my part) and  (almost) my final paper for Management Accounting.  The night turned into morning. I finally went to bed by 2:30 am and up by 7 am to go school to edit, polish and finally submit my paper.   What a week, what a life!   I am actually used to this lifestyle 🙂  I am tired but I happy.

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Today I will enjoy my lunch, buy a book, go home early and sleep to my heart’s content.  I deserve it.

I hope to get good grades but I don’t want to obsess over it.  I gave my best and survived the term with 9 units, that alone is an accomplishment.

I just realized when I was practicing for our dance that I should really try to balance my life no matter impossible it may seem.  Only a few people know that I love dancing and it’s my favorite form of exercise (but I am not really that good lol).  This week I decided to join some of my office mates in their dance performance despite me not knowing a single dance step.  I may be so mentally and physically exhausted but when I dance it releases my stress and forgot my concerns for a while because I have to focus on the choreography if I don’t want to make a mess in the actual presentation.  The party came and instead of getting all nervous for dancing in front of almost a hundred people I just decided to enjoy the experience.  I have this awesome strategy every time I present in front of people, I call it the audience cancelling ability, where I just go through my presentation and pretend that no one is around, like I forgot they are even there.  That’s what I did during the dance and it worked.  I enjoyed it and ignore the audience especially when I was making the wrong moves lol.

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The key take away from this crazy period of my life?

  •  Do as much as you can without killing yourself, you’ll be surprised at what you are capable of doing. Just don’t stretch yourself too thin.
  • Don’t ever forget to indulge in something you love every once in a while. It could be good book , a massage or a date with your special someone and don’t let all this stuff overwhelm you.  Take charge, be in control.  It’s alright to get lost in the moment for a while but not okay to lose sight of who you are while you are so busy going after your dreams and fulfilling your responsibilities.
  • Take care of your health.  When you are surviving on a 5 hours of sleep, all stressed out and tired all the time your immune system crashes down.  Be sure to eat healthy, sneak in power naps and be a good kid and take your vitamins.
  • Don’t ignore your loved ones.  It’s hard I know but check in with them once in a while. They will understand, they are also busy with their lives.  Just let them know you didn’t forget about them.  You don’t want them to forget  you, do you?
  • Meditation and prayer is so important. It kept me sane, grounded and reminded me what really matters in life.

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And next term I bet I will do this all again.

Au revoir. A plus tard.

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