The motions you’ll go through post-exam period

November 21, 2016
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Exam period is nearly dead and you’re on track for the emotional rollercoaster to follow. Most of us will spend the first few weeks celebrating all the free time we have, with photos of tequila shots and cocktails making the rounds on social media. However, that abundance of free time is bound to trigger an influx of #feels. Here’s a few of the motions that’ll hit you post-exam period.

Catching up on sleep = 10/10

Welcome back to the golden eight-hour sleep cycle that you were cruelly deprived of during uni! Without the looming assignments, your caffeine dependency is a thing of the past. This means that you’ll be blissfully living the beach bum life, able to fall asleep after a day of lying on the sand. Nestle back into hibernation friend, you deserve it.

The splendours of free-time

So little to do, so much time to do it. The holiday period has become synonymous with ‘watching all the Netflix shows that we haven’t got around to yet’ – and it’s beautiful.

Thankfully this much needed catch-up sesh won’t be dubbed ‘procrastination’ but rather ‘Netflix and chill’. Take advantage of the fact that you’ll be able to get away with some extra relaxation time during the hols.

Master Of None here we come…

Bank account struggles

Holiday time means abusing your bank balance and feeling hella regretful after a night out. Especially if you’re the kind of generous drunk that shouts people free drinks - why does your drunk-self have to be such an Aussie hero?

Now that your hermit exam lifestyle has finished, you’ll finally have time to catch up with all the friends you haven’t seen for months. But it doesn’t take long to come to the epiphany that you don’t have that kind of cash to boast a full social calendar.

Forgetting everything you learned during semester

Somehow you’ve managed to forget an entire language now that you’re no longer chained to Spanish classes. ¡Dios mío!

Every equation, fact and slither of information that you crammed into your cranium has slipped out, making you feel like a great casting choice for Dumb and Dumber.

Power is knowledge and clearly, you don’t have any of that now that your brain’s feeling hella lazy.

Getting bored AF when all your friends go travelling and leave you behind

How dare your friends leave you alone on Christmas, New Year’s and Australia Day! How selfish of them to have the urge to travel without you!

Jokes aside, the holidays suck when you’re sitting at home alone because your friends thought they’d go jet-setting without you. If you’re lucky, you’ll be sent a postcard detailing their amazing, life-changing trip while you’re spending New Year’s on the couch with your ‘rents.  Such is life.

The holidays have their emotional ups and downs, but they’re a well-deserved break from the oncoming uni meltdown that was bound to occur if you didn’t ‘Stop. Revive. Survive.’

So embrace the empty days ahead before they’re gone and you’re back wandering around campus in search for the cheapest coffee sold.

Eden Gillespie

Eden Gillespie is an International Studies/ Media student at UNSW with a love for breakfast bagels and Louis Theroux.

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