Sometimes, no matter how focused and dedicated you are to being successful in school, you just can't say "no" to playoff hockey tickets even when you know it might be the worst academic decision of your life. That's exactly what happened to me on Friday night when a friend offered me a spare ticket to game 5 of the Penguins vs. Flyers series. Despite facing six finals this week, three of them on Monday, I couldn't turn the opportunity down.
I'm usually pretty careful when it comes to decisions like this, particularly around the time of finals, so I can't quite figure out what made me throw caution to the wind and go to the game. At some point in a semester like this, you eventually have to let some of the stress go and "live" (I know that sounds dramatic). Even if I hadn't gone to the game, I still would feel like there's not enough time to study all of this material, and I would still be in a state of mild panic. This is just another reinforcement that the key to doing well is time management, and despite some less-than-optimal decisions, I still have that going for me.
I may change my tune Monday after the exams. If I don't do well, I'll probably be eating my words. For the time being, I'm going to take this as a lesson in time management and balancing life with school. I'm also going to pray that if they make it to game 7, it's not the night before any of my other exams.