As many other University students at the moment, I find myself at Dissertation station.
The dissertation itself is a sign that the end of the degree is coming to an end but it also signals the start of a stressful year window.
This is the second time that I have been in this position, I am currently a Postgraduate.
I find that there are general stages that all students will go through - they are the following.
Confusion - What am I going to pick as a subject? How do these other people already know what they are doing? Whats wrong with me?
Excitement - When one picks a subject they actually like, except it will need major tweaking and will probably change a hell of a lot
Relief - when your tutor helps you and makes a plan - that you won't stick to
Break - normally lasts a couple of months
Panic - when someone asks you how you are doing - or get called in by your tutor
Again another break
Panic - when the deadline gets closer
Acceptance - that its not going to get done
Regret - for the previous mentioned steps
Power rush - to finish for the dead line
Relief - that its over.
There are also a lot of naps in there that can be inserted in any place.
I'm currently at a panic stage - yet through procrastination I find my new blog is taking my attention at the moment.
But as every student, I will get through and somehow beat the deadline.
If anyone is going through the same, then feel free to drop a comment :)