1. Get assigned all your school-subject-summaries in a heap. (Summaries being study guides to complete, hand in, and have returned to you for the impending exams so you know as much information as possible for the test.)
2. Know that not only do you have “exams-in-general” coming up — you have nine exams in a grand total of four days.
3. Commence exam week with your heart a flutter and your head screaming at you not to make any stupid mistakes in your seven-page maths test.
4. Discover that you haven’t studied at all for your art exam and can’t because your book is locked in the art room.
5. Freak out, but manage to get a teacher to unlock it so you can get your book to study.
6. Study, and get really nervous again.
7. Sit your art exam, and find out that for all your bother and terror at actually asking a teacher for something, you couldn’t have studied for the exam anyway, and all your stress was completely pointless.
8. Be frustrated, and prepare for the rest of your exams.
9. Remind yourself that you’re playing a piano piece you really can’t play at a concert in threeish weeks. And a flute piece in a trio you’ve never practised with. And then there’s a wind concert where you’re playing another flute piece a week after.
10. Try to memorize all pieces (and probably fail) and finish all your exams.
11. Wait impatiently for your exam results, half looking forward to seeing your mark, and half dreading it.
There it is. A fried brain. This is more or less why I have been so completely… sketchy in the blogosphere lately. My deepest apologies. Anyone know where to get a brain replacement? Mine’s looking something like fish and chips right now.