1. Hibernating. Okay, I started deactivating my facebook account during my undergrad review (my account was confined in milky way for one year since 2011) because I told myself if I wanted to focus on academics, then I’d have to give up certain things I clearly knew would be too destructing for me. I was dang broken-hearted then, so I really needed it too. Well, I guess it did work for me. Haha!
2. Graduation. I finally graduated earlier this year from college and I’m just so blessed to be one of those remaining few BSA students in our batch who were able to make it on time. And the best part was that I still managed to graduate with distinction —which I never really expected at all. O.O
3. Working on yearbook. My being unusually productive this year was even more fulfilling because I had to work on the design and layouts of our Annual. It’s amazing how I was able to still put a decent leeway for my love of art and the like notwithstanding the toxicity of my profession that’s completely way too opposite from it. LOL
4. Family. I had a lot of priorities this year but I do admit I really needed to be with my family once in a while. The feeling of being so carefree when I’m with my parents in the mall, or maybe jogging outside with them is so priceless! I must say, wherever I will be heading in the future, my family will always be the reason for my hard-works and my sadistic attempts to get rich. HAHAjk.
5. Dorm life. I never imagined myself living in a dorm since I am used to commuting for one plus half an hour to school during my undergrad years. But yeah I tried to welcome myself to dorm-life with my college buds during the review because I really had to. And heck, this was the most exhausting, at the same time most fun-filled episode of my life this year.
6. Sick. Speaking of dorm, aside from being too sick on how to finish nagging problems from a multitude of review materials during my CPAR days, I was also a record-holder of the most number of check-ups in the hospital for the past 4 months of being dorm-bound. UTI, fever, tension headaches coupled with handouts I never get to finish until examination day —okay, those were my hell days but I still consider them as one of my bests. :)
7. Almost giving up. Being ill has been one of my worst endeavors during the review. It was that feeling when you couldn’t even make a good shot at everything you yearned doing good for because first and foremost, your health doesn’t permit you to do so and you’re tired of hoping you’ll be alright the next day.
I remember I actually didn’t finish answering the last subject of my final pre-board because of my fever and up until my actual board exam, every waking morning gets harder and harder for me to go on. I’ll never forget how I cried out in silence in our dorm’s bathroom before going to the examination site because I don’t know anymore if I can even make it at all. That’s the very point when I felt my faith has been sort of being wrecked. I couldn’t stop asking Him why?