– By Minesh Wadhwa
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
– By Aditya Gupta
A long sea implies an uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves; on the contrary, a short sea is when they run irregularly, broken, and interrupted; so as frequently to burst over a vessel’s side or quarter.
I guess the post title already tells of my state of mind.
I got my EVS(environmental studies) marks 2 days ago. It was pretty decent(very good infact). I was temporarily happy. I had chicken pox this month. I lost out nearly 20 days of study, even after getting discharged from the hospital, owing to endless lab exams, assignments, this and that homework and all that crap that makes your life simpler.
Left with 3 days to prepare 5 complete subjects, I had never been in such an unprepared state for exams in my life(perhaps since 8th grade, when I finally started studying a bit on my own). I was scared. It was hard.
So I started with my favourite and most trusty subject, Maths, and did manage to complete it to my satisfaction. Great! That leaves Electrical, Computers and Chemistry. Oh yeah baby! I was gonna get it good!
And I did. It’s not easy to do last day preparations. It’s distracting. Mainly because the daunting task of completing such a huge syllabus itself demoralises you enough to get scared of picking up a subject and studying.
So there you go, Electrical, that subject, which I feared(still do). And my fears came true. I got a really bad score in this exam. I won’t fail, but for the first time in a really long time, I’ve scored such low marks, and it’s sad, its discouraging, and many things else.
And this comes at a time when the finals are just 12 days away(yes we Indians are crazzy, we like giving exams every few days).
So…puff! Lets hope for the best. For now, I’m going back to studying..Electrical 🙂