Saturday, 8 October 2011

The HSC grows closer....

I've come to realise that at the moment I don't actually have many things to post about, nothing interesting relating to Uni has eventuated at the moment, apart from JCU receiving my application...
There is a bit over a week to English Paper 1, and somehow motivation has hit rock bottom. I'm so close to finishing I can almost taste it, and I know that with my ATAR estimates I have a half decent chance at JCU med. But somehow that still doesn't shock me into being motivated, and instead I sit around and procrastinate, doing things like updating this blog, and looking at the course info for my backup plan and mentally telling myself I would still enjoy it.....

I guess it is hard to be motivated to study something you don't enjoy, or which is so far removed from the real world E.G. English.. My Physics teacher has a saying, everything must obey the laws of Physics.... Except the HSC Physics syllabus.....

So what has happened recently that is of any worth.... This leads me to one thing in particular, the untimely death of Steve Jobs. It is quite hard to believe that one businessman could be so influential in the Western World today. Steve apparently lost his fight with a rare form of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday this week. The saddest part of it is seeing how it tore him to pieces, before ultimately killing him. You only have to look at recent photos of him to see how unwell he really was.

This comic sums it up:

Eternal flame: There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return.
Source: xkcd

This can just show how cancer can absolutely tear someone apart and destroy them. I have to say that seeing people having to live with cancer is one of the things that have pushed me to want to study medicine. While personally no one in my family has been affected by it, I have seen people I know suffer. One example, the assistant year advisor at my year 10 school. I left that school in year 10, and then she was 100% ok, a lovely person, just going about her life with no worries. Then, at relay for life this year I saw her again for the first time since year 10, I was shocked into being speechless. She was barely recognizable. It is terrible to see how in just 2 short years someones life can be absolutely turned upside down and changed forever.

So anyway, thats all I can think of to post at the moment. If anyone has some insanely motivating statements feel free to leave them in the comments :)

Bye for now.


  1. I don't think you're alone in lacking motivation - I think many, many people lose it before exams, even if they are vastly important ones! While I know how important they can be, it's so easy to just say "eh, I still have time" and procrastinate.
    Someone told me this the other day and I think it could also apply to you. (I'm paraphrasing what he said and adding my own stuff in):
    Finish high-school with absolutely no regrets. At the end of it, you want go be able to say "yeah, I gave it my best shot, I gave it my all. I did everything in my power to achieve my goal". And even if you haven't up to this point, if you start now at least you'll be able to say that you absolutely worked your guts out in the last few weeks. You don't want to look at your phone on the morning of Dec 15, see your ATAR and say "Damn.. I know I could've worked a little bit harder and gotten a few points higher". You don't want to feel that disappointment and end up mentally (or physically!) kicking yourself. Work hard, kiddo. Not long to go. :)

  2. What I can tell you is to try and see things as opportunities rather than failures. If you don't get into medicine this year *I am touching wood* then you will go to your back up. In that back up, work hard and excel to be in a position where you are proud of yourself and what you have achieved. If you really want medicine, it will show. If not, you have a good position to move on from.