I’ve never really had jetlag before. Everytime I’ve traveled, it’s always been in steps of 2 days for every 4 hour difference. Understandably, I’m now feeling very lightheaded and have had to forgo Tuesday training for the GAA… and the All Asia Tournament is in 6 weeks. Not that I’d have been able to go anyway, the Games’ weekend is the same weekend as our Term 1 Finals.
It’s all a matter of priorities. Do I sleep or do I chug down 2 liters of coke and plough through 3 chapters of Financial Accounting? Do I spend time with other people in the program and get to know the people behind the names or do I lock myself up with a stolen plate from the lunch buffet and have a midnight snack while, yes, ploughing through another 3 chapters of Financial Accounting?
While I do find it hard to appreciate how some people (I hear) spent 13 of our 14 evenings indoors, preferring to socialise with pages rather than people, I do understand the reasoning behind it. I mean, we are paying THIS MUCH money to study, not to party. But at the end of the day, I do think that all the school reps and speakers will prove themselves correct: you’ll learn more from other students than you will from books.
In those moments when I’m just about ready to pass out, what makes me smile and think that the effort of this whole endeavor was worth it are the lives and stories of 130 people (half of whom I still don’t know!) who are sharing the journey with me. Not with an exam. Let me correct myself, it’s all a matter of long-term priorities.
But who am I kidding? It’s already 2AM here and I’m just feeling like going out for a run.