And with that, my undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology has come to a close. Since arriving in September 2014, a phenomenal amount seems to have happened and it's gone by in a heartbeat. While I'm certainly incredibly excited to begin a medical degree and get another step closer to the pipedream of becoming a doctor, I still have the nagging forlorn feeling in the back of my mind that I don't want to leave.
I'm writing the day after, having slept for a period approaching fourteen hours after getting home - probably a combination of chronic sleep deprivation and three cans of Monster wearing off.
So this is it, yesterday's exam marked the end of my degree. We'll get our results in a few weeks (the 27th I think? - not sure) and then graduate in early July. I'm going to be staying in Newcastle until the end of my tenancy and then heading home, using the time to begin the preparations for the website you're currently visiting and churning out media content like a madman for other projects.
I keep having my eye caught by summer research opportunities and PhD applications - I tend to jump on things like that as a general principle, but I know that ultimately I need some rest. I took part in the iGEM competition last summer, and while it was an amazing experience it was very strenuous and there are other things I want to do.
I'm going for a run this evening, down towards the Quayside (best place to run in Newcastle!), will eat enough to replace all the skipped meals from the last few weeks and then probably sleep again. But it's nice knowing there's no exam tomorrow.