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Grind, grind, grind [Jul. 15th, 2006|08:45 pm]
Zoethe
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A week and change to go. I got up this morning and thoroughly studied four subjects, then did a batch of MBE questions, and suddenly it was 4pm. I haven't gotten any exercise in days, partially because I'm leery of getting on my bike now - all I need is a stupid accident to sideline me. So I thought about getting on the NordicTrack, but I read when I'm on the NordicTrack and I realized that the last thing I wanted to do at that point was read anything else. Ferrett suggested the treadmill and something on the TV. Problem is, I am getting cabin fever from being inside all the time. So I decided to take a five-mile walk.

In 87 degree weather. Yeah, I was a bit on the sweaty side when I got home. But I felt better for it.

My problem at this point is that I've been over this stuff enough that is a raging bore to keep studying, but I don't really know it well enough yet to quit. I keep thinking that adrenaline will kick in enough to get me through the final cramming, but so far not so much. I am bored out of my skull. 8 more days of this. Then three days of hell.

Shouldn't that seem like a short time, instead of a frickin' eternity?!
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From: tessbelle
2006-07-16 01:10 am (UTC)
I can't even imagine how you do it. You're an inspiration.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2006-07-16 01:35 am (UTC)
Just 8 more days. You can totally do this.
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2006-07-16 02:14 am (UTC)
87 degrees? *sigh* I had to go for my run at 7:30am just so it wouldn't be too hot, and it was about that by the time I finished. It was 100 today, and no break anywhere in sight...

In other news, another forum I read has a thread dedicated to Bar Study Commisseration. ;) I'm remembering how panicked I was. Doesn't seem like three years ago, and yet it seems like an eternity. Don't worry, you'll make it through!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-16 02:14 pm (UTC)
I go back and forth between feeling like I've got a decent grip and feeling like I have no idea what the hell I'm doing. Thanks for the reassurances.

Did you have to take the MPT?
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2006-07-16 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, just give me flashbacks, why don't you? ;) Yes, we had to take the MPT. I actually enjoyed that one. It was the most realistic part of the whole thing, actually WORKING an issue.

You're going to do GREAT. Everyone feels like they have no idea what the hell they're doing around this time. ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-16 03:58 pm (UTC)
I hope you're right.... [wibble]
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2006-07-16 02:40 am (UTC)
Einstein once described relativity to a reporter in this way:

Sit on a hot stove for a minute and it feels like an hour.

Sit and talk with a pretty girl for an hour and it feels like a minute.


In theory, it shouldn't feel that long. In practice, that kind of stuff often seems hellishly interminable. I'm glad you at least gave yourself enough of a break to get away from it (and other repetitive stuff) and kind of re-connect to "normal time" again.

Hang in there. I've got faith in you!

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: hummingwolf
2006-07-16 03:19 am (UTC)
I know you can get through the next week and change, but I hope you will do it with your sanity intact! (At least relatively. :-))

Good luck finding the adrenaline! You'll do well on your exam.
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From: stella_x3x3
2006-07-16 03:28 am (UTC)
Mt mother was studying for a test so she could get lisenced in her field, human resources. For about 6 months all she did was study and i mean it was terrible we barely even went out anymore.. when she got down to the last few days she was at the point where she just couldn;t retain any more information.. she passed with flying colors.. Maybe you're almost at that point.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-07-16 01:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe you need to change methods - write out questions and answers, have Ferrett quiz you, call up a study buddy and drill each other.. The monotony of reading for hours, days, months, just gets to you. I'm glad you were able to take a break. Hang in!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-16 01:18 pm (UTC)
I am changing up some today. And you're right, it does help. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-07-16 10:26 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of help!
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[User Picture]From: scarletdemon
2006-07-17 10:25 pm (UTC)
Not long until it is all over and we can have some fun. I feel for you right now but you know you're good, it'll all work out. ;)
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2006-07-18 01:37 am (UTC)
I like the suggestion of changing things up again while you study too. Same thing applies with physical exercise so maybe it's the same with mental exercise
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