So here's where things get interesting, difficult. You think that they up the ante during October for undergraduate midterms, but oh no, just wait til grad school. November is a new land to conquer, with far too many books to read all at once and zombified classmates. We must get over the hump to December! Then it'll be smooth sailing, downhill....a toboggan on a slope perhaps?
I'm not going to lie and say that December won't be bumpy, but it will certainly be 3 steps down from the current intensity level.
The stair climber has been turned up and my legs are burning. I refuse to fall off, but I still strain myself. Almost there.
"Checking this item off my list makes a difference," is what I tell myself. And oh thank the baby Jesus, Monday is a holiday! No classes means more time to get things done. It's all about that catch-up game. Though it's more of a get-ahead situation--or fly by the seat of your pants towards the flu and other sorts of misery.
I will not get sick! Hand washing, working out regularly, sleeping like I'm dead. Let's all say a little prayer right now for all the students heading towards their ski jump before that wonderous downhill to safety. Please Lord, let us all make it through December without losing sanity or succumbing to plague (don't you sneeze on that table!).
By the time Christmas rolls around next month, I'll be in vacation-mode. Laying on the couch by the beautifully decorated tree, listening to Manheim Steamroller like it's nobody's business. Until then, I'll be over here buried alive in books and 3 essays within a 2 week period. Good luck everyone.