Sick week: Uni-student edition

Welcome to University. First rule of University is: Don’t miss the second week of classes. You’ll never recover.

Just kidding. But seriously, don’t miss the second week of classes. The ride ahead of you is no fun, trust me.

I caught a cold a couple weeks back, and you’d think that it being the first week or so of classes that there wouldn’t be too much to miss out on. Well, I was very much wrong.

What ever happened to being a kid?

As a kid, getting sick meant you had to stay home from school. Isn’t that just the worst? You have to stay at home for a week or two and get better while you get to sleep in, watch TV, stay up late, and do whatever else kids do when they get sick (no homework, of course).

Yes, you miss some time at school, but it’s not the end of the world.

A recap of my week-and-a-half off

Anyway, here’s a quick recap of what I was up to for the week-and-a-half that I was stuck at home:

  • Had myself convinced that my sneezing was from severe seasonal allergies (in the middle of the winter season, of course);
  • Slept very few hours because there was so much for me to do and yet nothing at the same time;
  • Hoped everyday for a class to be cancelled or postponed (and some of my classes were indeed cancelled or postponed);
  • Looked out the window for longer than I wanted too (but what else is there to do when you can’t leave the house?); and
  • Spent much of my study time cleaning my room or reorganizing my Spotify playlists.

It was quite the productive time if I do say so myself. I still went to work—and thank goodness I work from home—and did the assignments that needed to be done, which means I’ve pushed everything else with a flexible deadline off my plate.

Will the procrastination add up later? Absolutely. Though, do I have the effort to care right now? No.

Right now…

Right now, it’s sometime very, very late at night—or at this point, early in the morning—on who knows what day, and I am just about ready to freak out over my much-too-long to-do list. I’m in that state of the stress cycle (if that’s even a thing) where I don’t know what to do, where to start, or how to start anything. I could sit here till morning, staring at my screen and waiting for something to happen, but we all know that nothing is going to happen.

Well, let’s just see how things go. I’ll get over it eventually.

Lesson learned? Don’t miss the second week of classes.






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