It is assessment season here in Cambridge at the moment. For those of us on the BTh our assessed essays were handed in this past Tuesday (unless appropriate extensions have been granted), and exams are to come in the week that sees out May and welcomes in June. The current period feels somewhat odd, with the stress of essay-writing, including many sessions writing long into the night (and all through the night on occasion), now gone but revision now upon us for the upcoming exams. I had less essays than most and have more exams than most, which is just the way I like it, but it does mean I still have much work to do to ensure I can answer my exam questions appropriately.
All that said, the slightly more relaxed feeling is very much appreciated – by Mrs Nomad and Wee One at the very least, who showed much forbearance in relation to my high levels of stress during the essay-writing period. It is a time not just for revision but also reflection. I have now received my end-of-year Tutor’s Report, and will be having my end-of-year interview with the Principal next week. My report was good, and shows how far I have come so far, as well as reflecting on what else I may need to do next year. I have enjoyed my time here so far, and am looking forward both to a busy summer (it now transpires our trip to South Africa will mean my friend and I spending a couple of days at the World Methodist Conference in Durban) and to welcoming the new students, and staff, in September.
Well, I think that’s it for now, as we are off en famille for dinner to celebrate my birthday. I hope to get back to blogging more regularly again shortly now the essays are out the way but for now this will have to do.