Make It Work

Ah, yes. Here’s the post in which I utilize my vast wisdom to teach you all how to skillfully and blissfully handle finals weeks. I’ll help you navigate the onslaught of papers, tests, and projects with poise and…just kidding. I ate popcorn and a popsicle for dinner today, so it’s safe to say I am not qualified to dole out life advice about finals studying habits. In fact, if you guys have any advice for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Without embarrassing myself too much, I will simply say that I’m not the model for timely academic prowess.  But you know what? Who is?  We all came to Drake to be challenged and we certainly are. Between activities and academics, things are real busy these last couple weeks, and each of us has to find our own methods to get through. For some, that process may include a textbook eight hours of sleep, balanced breakfast, and zero procrastination. But for the rest of us, the story may be a little different. I mean, some students might even find themselves writing papers while lying on the living room floor at 2am surrounded by empty candy wrappers. That’s clearly just a random hypothetical, though…no one in particular.

So, not to get to Fleetwood Mac on you, but the moral of the story is that we just all have to find our own way during finals. Very rarely is that way gonna be the vision of the perfect student with the perfect study habits. But maybe that’s okay. As the future Drake University speaker Tim Gunn would say, we all find a way to make it work. It may not be smooth, and it certainly won’t be pretty, but at the end of the day, as long as you make it though finals, I’d call that a success.

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