Exams Are Over
Let me tell how good it feels to say that. That excited feeling you have when you wake up on the morning of your last exam. That euphoria – the crazy feeling of weightlessness – that consumes you once you step out of your last exam and into the glorious sun-bathed freedom that awaits.
I think each and every one of us deserves a commendation from ourselves for making it this far. For completing the year.
It’s not an easy feat. Law is hard. Really hard. Compared to some of the other degrees people take, Law can often seem too hard. I think every law student can say that at one time or another we’ve asked ourselves if it’s all worth it – if we really want to do this. Certainly, we make a lot of sacrifices. Whilst friends from other courses are out parting, eating or just being free three times a week, we find ourselves in our rooms trying to complete to mammoth workloads.
But look at you now. You’ve made it, and it’s been so worth it. And if you’ve still got a few exams left, just know you can totally do it. If you’re a first year, you’ve made it through the hardest and most hectic year. If you’re second year, your nearly there – you nearly have your degree. And if you’re a third year, you’ve done it.
And so whilst the end of exams generally call for a celebration of freedom, there’s definitely something more important you should be celebrating; that you did it. That you managed to make it through another year of law – that your hard work and dedication, emotional strength and intelligence has allowed you move one step closer to reaching your dream of holding a degree in law. And completing that year of law is so self-satisfying – because you know it’s not easy, and yet you still made it through.
So celebrate yourself – because you did it. Go out, celebrate with brunch; with drinks; with impromptu travels to European cities. Enjoy yourself, because exams are over, and you have taken one step closer to reaching your dreams.