Perseverance Is Its Own Reward

This evening was touted as being “an exciting thing, just like a party, or something” – but that was never really one the cards. Instead tonight was set aside to discuss the start of revision and exams and to decide what approach we should take to Amicus activities during the exam season. The start of the evening revealed the stress being felt already by some of our members; Steph wasn’t quite herself tonight (although she cheered up a bit when Flic arrived), Flic simply wanted to sleep on the floor, and James said he “enjoyed” his first exam (so he was clearly delusional).

During the games at the end of the evening Sarah surprised us again. She started off the game of Pool saying that she couldn’t do it, and went on to prove it by knocking the cue ball in all directions. But she stuck at it, persevered, and made a number of shots which connected with the right ball. One shot even rattled the correct ball in the pocket. She still didn’t believe she was any good – but her shots clearly showed that she had made progress. Much the same as when playing Table Tennis a couple of weeks ago.

We agreed that during the exam period we would come together at the Church Centre and watch a series of movies as it was felt that it was a good way of escaping the stress for a short time. Anyone wishing to come along for some company but still wanting to do revision is welcome to wander into the lounge to revise for a while. The first film will be Happy Feet – because Steph has bullied Sarah into buying it. Also it’s Flic’s 15th birthday next Wednesday so we’ll be having a small celebration. If you’re able to make it, please come along to celebrate with us.

For those who are facing exams in the coming weeks, be assured that we’ll be praying for you. I could write lots of meaningless comments about not letting the stress get to you, etc, but instead I’ll point you to some more useful advice about how to cope with exam stress.

Next Week: Film evening watching Happy Feet and celebrating Flic’s 15th birthday.

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