My 6. semester

Dear Optimists,

I’ve been looking forward to this semester for the past five – even though I’m going to get my Master’s as well and that’ll be another 4 semesters – but this will be the end of my Bachelor’s degree years!

I must admit that it’s been overwhelming, more than I thought it would be. No doubt that nothing in life comes easily, but I wasn’t exactly prepared for the workload.

(Wait. Isn’t that the books Den read to his future nieces?)

Last night I had a chat with Mette about my not-so-impressive ability to handle stress. She made it clear that I had to put myself first instead of everybody else – something that I tend to do at all times; if people around me are happy, I’m happy. It should be the other way around.

I heard what she was saying, but I wasn’t listening (sorry, Mette). I was really too focused on listening to my pulse that I could hear so clearly in my ear – bum bum bum.

Then she sent me this.

And I understood.

Always, ALWAYS remember yourselves, Optimists!

Thank you for being there, Mette.


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Author: Nadia

BA-student in Philosophy & Science / Communications studies and also a photographer. Co-writer and illustrator for Dear Optimists.

27 thoughts on “My 6. semester”

  1. I’ll make a good company for you Nad! πŸ˜€
    I’m starting my master degree semester this very coming Monday!!!
    So… I’m kind of nervous because I have no clue of what would it be like, teaching in the morning to afternoon, and master classes in the evening. Sometimes I thought “What am I doing??? I had a heavenly schedule everyday (coming home from work at 3, then enjoying the afternoon and evening all to myself at home) and jump into this gonna-be hectic schedule… Harakiri!!! But I guess I need to challenge myself, so life wouldn’t be flat πŸ˜€
    I believe what I sow, I will reap… so here’s a big and tight hug for you, dear Nadia, to start the challenging semester πŸ™‚
    Γ  ta santΓ©!

    1. My thoughts exactly! I stop and think to myself “why am I doing this?”, but in the end I know exactly what I’m doing. I wouldn’t trade my student life for anything!
      Good luck today!

    1. That can’t be good in the long term πŸ˜‰ I did it once – never opened a book during a whole semester. The exams went very well for some reason or another. Maybe I should do it again! πŸ˜€

      1. I know it’s not good on the long run, but in severe stress, i ask myself one question: my health or my grades? Things go well when you don’t give a damn!! πŸ˜‰

  2. I can totally relate to you, Nadia! In February I’m starting my 6th semester as well, so if all goes well I’ll be graduating from my bachelor’s course in June! I haven’t even started writing my bachelor paper yet (not my fault! that’s just how the system goes here in Belgium…). Good luck with your studies!!

    1. Yay, another student! What are you studying? It’s pretty normal to do your Bachelor paper during your 6th semester, even in Denmark. But at my university we can choose to do it on our 5th πŸ™‚ Good luck!

      1. I’m studying English and Nordic languages πŸ™‚ Oh, if I got to choose, I’d definitely choose the 5th semester, the 6th one is hard enough even without that bacelor paper!

      2. Oh, interesting! I live in Denmark, so I know the Nordic languages – they are pretty darn hard! Sometimes I wish that I’d chosen English.

  3. Congrats Nadia! Can’t imagine how tough it must have been for you but you worked really hard and managed to pull through well. It’s great you have friends who support you. Good luck for when you start the Masters! ^_^

    I’m soon to start the second half of the second year of my course at the moment and only recently thought it’s one and a half years until graduation. Found the year(s) has gone by so quickly. Will we get a chance to see an illustration of you in the graduation cloak and hat etc?

    1. Thank you! It’s been tough, yes – but we all manage, don’t we? πŸ™‚
      Our university/college years go by so fast that I can’t even keep track! It’s incredible!

      Oh, I wish! We don’t have graduations cloaks nor hats. We write a thesis and then we defend it – that’s it. If you’re lucky, your parents bring you flowers πŸ˜‰ But maaaybe… Just because I’d love a cloak and a hat when I graduate. I can always get it in Optimist-land!

      1. You’re very welcome and we certainly do manage. It’s worth it in the end ^_^

        That’s a shame — at least there’s the flowers. Good luck when the time comes for you to defend your thesis. And of course, Optimist-land is always perfect for those moments, or times for dress-up ^^

      2. It really is. Awesome jobs – here we come!

        I’ve defended my Bachelor’s thesis already – that went great! My Master’s is in two-three years πŸ™‚ Good luck with yours, too! Let us know how it goes πŸ™‚

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