Sunday, 24 January 2010


Wow, these once-a-week updates on the blog is strictly unintentional, and I don't feel too happy about them actually ....
It's been another intense week, and with things the way they are right now, I'm probably gonna have it like this for the rest of the semester ... *yikes* So somehow I'll have to find a way to work this blog into my intense schedule.
One thought was this: I usually have about 10-15 minutes before lectures start in the morning (the library opens at 8 a.m. and lectures starts 8.15 or 8.20), the idea is to take a few minutes every morning and update my blog then. At least I'm probably not as exhausted then as I am when I get home at night!! :)

As I said, another really intense week!
On Monday I had a bit of an awkward morning, but went to a seminar (essay-seminar in Old and New Testament Exegesis) in the afternoon. Had I managed to get my essay done, I would have presented my essay there, but it was nice to attend. I hadn't had a chance to read the essays that were up properly, but since I really enjoy the subjects - as well as the people there - I had a great afternoon! :)

Tuesday was a busy day! I went to Uni early and did some practical and emotional preparations in the morning. 10-12 there was a common introductory lecture for the students taking New Testament Exegesis with Greek and Old Testament Exegesis with Hebrew, and as mentor in the Hebrew class I was supposed to attend. It was basically an introduction to grammar, but it was quite interesting, and it seemed to be a lot of students taking the courses, which is nice! :)
I had a long lunch break but at 3 p.m. it was time for the offical introduction to the Hebrew course. I did a mentor introduction, that I have mixed feelings about!
Last year I think I did a really terrible introduction and felt bad about that throughout the semester. I felt quite a lot of pressure this time, and I have mixed feelings ... the presentation was a lot better than last year, but I still didn't feel structured and it felt like I was ... babbling ...
I did talk to quite a few students during that day though, and I see that as a good sign, because I didn't get that much contact with students last year. So that should be an improvement, right?! :)
The lecture ended at 5 p.m. but I ended up talking to a couple of the students for quite a while, so I wasn't home until 7.15!!! *tired!!!*

Wednesday was the day for my own official introduction! Well, first of all I went to the Greek lecture in the morning, I need to freshen up my Greek skills (I have forgotten soooo much!!!) so on Tuesday I spoke to the teacher, and he said it was okay for me to show up at his lectures! It was nice taking Greek again, I took in during the Fall of 2008, but it was nice to get back into that again! (though Hebrew IS more fun!! *lol*)
In the afternoon, between 1 and 3.30 p.m. we had introduction/lecture in my "real" course (they one I'm actually supposed to be taking now!), called "Religion, tradition and communication". I don't really know what to say, this is a course I have to take in order to get my Master's degree, but I have to admit I would never ever choose this course myself. I know I have to do the best I can of it, but I have to admit, I'd much rather put my energies into something I'm more interested in ... ah well, c'est la vie!

Thursday was actually my birthday! :D And I celebrated my old age by having to great and fun lectures: first up Greek in the morning, second, Hebrew in the afternoon! Couldn't have asked for a better day! *lol* (Yup, I'm nuts!!)
The Greek lecture was fun, we got into a bit more solid grammar, and I realised I actually have forgotten a lot, so I'm gonna have to start working on my Greek as well now!
The Hebrew lesson was also fun, I got some ideas for the first mentor meeting (which is tomorrow!) and that's always good! :) During the break, the professor that had the Hebrew class earlier came, I had him twice and he was an amazing lecturer! Nothing against the "new guy" (who, has had the course once before this so maybe not so new!!), who is really good - but I guess I do miss the old professor anyway! He introduced Hebrew to me, and it's partly thanks to him I really found out what I wanted to do with my studies!! It was really nice to bump into him again - I see him occasionally but we basically only say Hello. After the lecture, me and a friend ended up spending almost an hour talking to the teacher, we had a rewarding chat but I was pretty tired when I got home!

Friday and Saturday was HORRIBLE!! I really don't want to go into detail but nothing worked out on neither one of those days, and that was quite frustrating!! I had heaps planned for this weekend, and absolutely nothing got done for two whole days - not good!
Meaning, I'm stressing like a maniac today trying to prepare and get everything done for not only tomorrow but the entire next week - because again, it'll be a very intense week!!

I'm hoping to be able to take some time at Uni every morning to update the blog - though there might not be an update tomorrow, as I have some preparations for the mentor meeting to do in the morning!

I hope you had a great weekend and can enjoy the rest of the Sunday afternoon!


The Darkest Night said...

I know the feeling..I'm having an awful time getting back to writing in my blog on a daily bases....ever time I get started I get really sick and then I don't write for a week or so.... very annoying...

I do hope you had a lovely birthday!

Jessica said...

yeah, it's been hard now - though I think that not caring about WHEN during the day I update it, I probably will be able to get it to work.

I'm sorry to hear you've been so sick, I really hope you'll feel better SOON!

And thank you, yes, I had a really good birthday! :)