Nearly a month into Q4, I realized how quickly the time went by. It feels like it was only yesterday that I finished my exams and went to my much-awaited Amsterdam trip. But that is how quickly time goes, thanks to the quarterly system.
This quarter has been exceptionally busy. Four courses at hand. And thanks to lab assignments every week, it has been three weeks since I have been at home on a weekend! But nevertheless, it is fun to do it.
The days have been really warm and it is a privilege. But nevertheless, its always great to have a sunny day after the rains. Everybody is in the summer mood, laying on the grass enjoying the sun, soaking up some Vit D, having a barbeque outdoors, etc. The sun sets only between 21.00-22.00 hrs. I never thought I would say this, but it does get really warm here.
The month of May marked the birthdays of three of my friends within a span of two weeks here in Delft. So, the excitement seemed to last for quite a while. Planning their birthdays brought some fun into the monotonous life. Having done this, a realization struck me. Being so far away from home in a different country alone has its own downsides that go unnoticed. It is important to have friends, a support system, a social life to help you get through the madness. Yes, the grad life is insanely hectic, but its always good to surround yourself with people.
Other than this, eating and sleeping is still a luxury. Classes starting at 8.45am are still a race against the clock. The deadlines are never-ending. No better way to describe the situation than the following GIF: