Exams are hard. They take all the energy out of you, even though most of them don’t even touch two hours. But the first two weeks are finished, and I can now leave school if I don’t have lessons as I please. Four exams down, seven more to go.
I apologise for not updating since I put Carrot Cake on hiatus, but I didn’t think I would be quite so brought down by the exams. It’s three weeks till they’re over, and that’s including the weeks holiday inbetween the two.
Yes, the feeling of dread is no more. Now it’s just a case of getting through the exams, not constantly fretting over them. After that, on the horizon, is my 12 week holiday. A time to wind down, reflect and, of course, make cartoons.
I had my first taste of freedom today, as I have finished my Religious Studies lessons, I could sign out and simply leave - so long as I returned an hour or so later. The sun was beating down, but the sunshine lit everything up. There was something euphoric walking down a forest path during school hours. It reminded me how there’s more to life than school, that the world continues constantly around me, that this world is an oyster - so the saying goes.
Yes it’s not long now till compulsory education is all over. Yet I already feel oddly free. Like no one is truly telling me what I can and can’t do anymore.
Hang in there, the Monday after next will feature a new comic, and then it’s just a week after that till everything really can start kicking off.
But, until then,