Finals Week as Represented by Lord of the Rings

Finals are upon us. We knew this day would come, and we told ourselves we would be ready this time. Were we? Maybe. No. I compare this week to a sort of battle, so why not represent it with scenes from the Lord of the Rings? 

When your teacher starts telling you about all the guidelines for the final paper.

When you think you have all the time in the world to complete all your projects and papers, but then you check the calendar and realize you only have two weeks… How did this happen?!

“I wanna go out and have fun with my friends!”

You see the test coming and you try and prepare while also realizing how screwed you are at the same time.

Pulling all nighters and taking “snack breaks” every 10 minutes.

When your friends come back from the library but some are missing.

When you overhear a student talking to your prof. about the guidelines for the paper and listen in just to be sure you’re not totally screwing everything up... 

...But you are.

"I LEFT MY PHONE IN THE LIBRARY!"

When your coffee gets cold but you need it to function.

Taking an upper level course from a professor you’ve had before and telling your classmates about their finals.

Study time dragging you away from Netflix like...

Not seeing your friend for the entirety of hell week, but seeing them post something on their Snapchat story.

“Hey I’m going to go back to my dorm and get my book do you want to co-“ YES PLEASE ANYTHING THAT INVOLVES NOT STUDYING!

Everyone else to the person who volunteers for the most work for the group project:

Let get one thing straight. You go to the library with your friends. You don’t leave them alone in there.

Seeing finals hit your friends like...

And then them hitting you like...

When you're trying to resist the sweet sweet voice of procrastination:

After having your eighth (or higher I mean come on) cup of coffee:

Checking the solutions to the practice exam like:

“Please fill out the course evaluation after you finish your final.”

Going out with your friends after finals:

You made it! Give yourself a pat on the back and get a drink! Never use your brain again until next year!

About The Author

Who Am I?

I am a woman that God made, sustains, and loves. I am a woman stumbling in the darkness of this world, blinded by my anxiety and fear. I am tripping over flat ground and running into walls society has built for me because I am an introvert who needs to come out of the shell I feel perfectly fine in. I am a college student alone in a state I am unfamiliar with, thrown into this strange world of responsibility without my parents to guide me. I am a child, wide eyed and innocent, constantly asking the same questions over and over because my mind doesn't understand. I am Veronica, a woman in love with her God and the red rocks of the deserts and the mountain air he created.