Studying Myself Sick

As my first week flew by, it was wonderful, extravagant, and more than I could’ve imagined Spain to be for me. I met new friends, thoroughly enjoy my classes (although, I haven’t experienced four hours of class a day since high school, so that’s most definitely an adjustment), ventured around the city, went out at night, got my fix of shopping in for the week, and visited Segovia.

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Alcázar of Segovia

As the week came to a close, I had to begin studying for my upcoming management exam, which I studied for a continuous eight hours once I woke up on Sunday after about five hours of sleep. To say the least, that was a bad idea.

Waking up on Monday, I felt it in my gut that something was off, that inexplicable feeling you get when you know you’re only hours away from feeling worse than ever. Once I woke up from my typical after class siesta, that’s when I knew my gut feeling was right. As physically exhausted as I was, I knew there was no way I was about to let myself get even more sick. I dragged myself to the pharmacy across the street and asked the woman up front to give me whatever she recommended to get rid of this as fast as possible.

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Aqueduct of Segovia

Not only is my lack of motivation to study for this exam already an issue as someone who is a pretty good student, this sickness feels like it has sucked all of the energy out of me.

However, even in such circumstances, I find myself not being able to be too upset. Regardless of what happens, I’m still in Spain, and, as I would like to say, “living my best life.” I’m going to choose to look at this as a blessing since now my lack of motivation is pushed to the side, as I’m staying in and studying.

Until next time,

Darya

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