Midterms week as told by The Beatles
Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away…
“This exam is 20% of your final grade…” yet I’m in the library writing this article, while I should be writing a Critical Analysis on the female delinquent…
“There’s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly”
All my troubles seemed so far away on Saturday night when everyone was out and about deliberately partying to forget about the week to come. It was the one last hoorah. Snap back to reality, and this week is going to be more painful.
“And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.”
At this point, you’ll be 20 hours sleep deprived. It’s exhausting and the worst day of the week hits like a wrecking ball. Your hair will end up matted and gross despite any hair treatment, and it’s not going to be taken care of anytime soon. Studying this hard really validates that “I need somebody”, but sadly, this is college and no one is here to comfort us as our brains explode.
Tuesday: Let it Be
“And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”
It’s when you finally come to accept the pain you will be enduring for the next few days. No coffee is strong enough to wake up such a fried brain. If you are in existential crises mode and you’ve said “I’m going to kill myself” semi-sarcastically, you’re on the right track. Tuesday will have you on your hands and knees, crawling from your desk to the bathroom, but it’s when you realize this “time of trouble” will just have to pass. You may also find yourself praying to Mother Mary despite your religious affiliation.
Wednesday: Here Comes the Sun
“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun”
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE. It’s when you’ve had an exam or two, but still have a hell of a lot of writing to do. Luckily, it’s hump day, and you see the light at the end of this torturously long tunnel. At the same time, this could be the peak of your delusional state so it’s best not to operate a motor vehicle. Personally, on Wednesday I’ll look like the crypt keeper, but I’ll know relief is near.
Thursday: Come Together
“Here come old flat top
He come groovin’ up slowly
He got joo joo eyeballs”
For those of us who don’t have class on Friday, Thursday basically is Friday, and unless your professor is evil, it’s your Friday too. It’s the last goodbye to professors and peers before Spring Break, so hallelujah. At this point, all you have to do is memorize and regurgitate everything you’ve studied for the past week. On Thursday, people will be fervently texting in GroupMe to figure out what the power move is for the night. I can assure multiple “It’s lit” Snapchats.
Friday: Twist and Shout
“You know, you twist so fine yes (twist so fine)
Come on, twist a little closer now, (little bit closer)
And show the world your mine (world you’re mine)
Said I’m a moving all over
Oh, the weight is on my shoulder”
Ten days of freedom! Maybe you’ll be off on a drunk cruise to the caribbean with your 300 closest friends, or maybe you’ll visit your friends across the country. Even if you’re staying home, you’re likely a Florida resident and can get to the beach in a jiffy. When Friday comes around, #blessed will make more sense than ever.
And as you walk back to your room from the library, take in the beauty of campus, absent of exams and papers.