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A Little Snippet From The Mind Of A Student

Hey,

So, I thought I would just quickly pop in and say hi. I can’t tell you how good it feels to write in English right now. My poor computer doesn’t know what hit her. There, there. On the 31st of August, I officially sold my soul to higher education and am now a full-fledged student. Oh goodbye, my precious free time and full-day series marathons. You will be missed. As some of you might know, I’m studying to become a nurse…in Dutch. You know, my third language, that I only really started to seriously learn 3 years ago? That one. If you’re about to ask if I’m crazy, save yourself the trouble because I am. I don’t quite know what the hell I was thinking but here I am, scrambling to adjust to the university life in Dutch. I’m kind of being overdramatic for comedic value but also not really. Do with that information what you will. Now don’t get me wrong, I knew it was going to hard but fuck me sideways, this shit is hard. I need to focus a tiny bit harder because you know Dutch, so it’s just been a lot. It went from 0 to fucking 3000 before I could blink. But, I’m determined to make a success of this and try everything in my power to succeed. Being able to study is a blessing and I refuse to take it for granted. I’m going to make the most of this experience and just enjoy the ride, with pulling a few all-dayers and all-nighters here and there. Biology in Dutch is my nightmare.

I’m going to take this month (September) to focus on my studies. I have a lot to catch up on and to figure out. It’s quite an intense situation. I have an entire day of classes every Monday and please know when I say the entire day I really, REALLY, mean it. This upcoming Monday it’s from 8am to 8pm of scheduled classes. There is an hour split up in between but that’s about it. Hopefully, some classes will run short but they’re back to back so 15-30 minutes in between doesn’t really feel like a break. The rest of my week is preparing for the next Monday. This week I’ve been trying to catch up with all the work from Monday while also preparing for this upcoming Monday. It’s been fun.

Some blogs here and there might pop up this month but it won’t be any serious ones. Hopefully, once I get through this adjustment period, figure out a system, and I’m caught up, I will have the time to do other things I’m passionate about on the side. I can’t wait to share what is certainly going to be an interesting journey with you all. For now, we’re home this term but I have my ‘practical training’ scheduled for the next term later this year which is going to be so much fun.

Thank you for understanding. Please take care and stay safe. This year has been brutal to us all but we will get through this. It has to end at some point, right? Before I leave, allow me to share a piece I created before my studies started when I still had absolutely no idea what was heading my way. Past Cassy was so innocent.

Bird by Cassandra Meaker

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

PS Please excuse any little grammatical and spelling oopsies in this blog. I usually edit all of my blogs but honestly, I’ve been behind my computer for an hour already and I still haven’t started my studies, so I just don’t have the time. xxx

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