Oh, how light and easy you suddenly feel, when one of your biggest deadlines has passed and you have submitted and handed in your TOK essay draft – finally! The heaviest burden of the last days has fallen off our shoulders; the reason for long nights and countless moments of desperation has vanished off my to-do-lists. And yet, that list is still so long! “These three weeks, they will be the busiest who have ever gone through”, is what a teacher told me few days ago – and she was absolutely right! TOK Essay [✓]; Mathematics IA on human body proportions; History IA on the use of minors as spies by the former Ministry of Security of State of the German Democratic Republic; English Written Assignment on Gabriel García Márquez’ “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” plus a reflective statement on the book; a French book presentation; my Extended Essay Draft on the bombing of my home city Dresden in February 1945; an English commentary on King Lear; two upcoming Biology tests; university applications and SAT preparations … you can get dizzy just from reading all of it! After the first year’s China Week though, things will become much less stressed. And like all other Secondyears, I do look forward to it!
9. October 2012