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I passed the exam


I’m really happy it’s finally over. And I’m also very happy, that the last grade I got, was an A. Even if it was on the second attempt. This means that I’ve completed all my courses in this master’s programme! I will never have to go write an exam again. My state exam is oral and I’m sure that I will be stressing about studying for that as well. But I really don’t like written tests. And I’m glad I’m done with them. I want to learn things to make stuff. For me, there’s no magic in learning something just to put it on a paper when somebody tells me to. I want to learn stuff because I think it’s interesting or that it’s useful for me, my work and my projects.

Anyway, as I said, now the only thing remaining is the state exam and master thesis defense. I have an unofficial date which is in two weeks or so. I really need to start studying for that intensively. But I also have a lot of programming work to do. I hope I will be able to work it out.

Besides the exam, not much has happened this week. Our days are kind of the same all the time. We just study or work what seems like all the time. It’s not healthy. But I think there’s not much I can do about it at this point. Both me and Gabi just want to study as much as we can, prepare the best we can for the defense and state exam. It’s always on our minds and we don’t think about much else. I do plan a bit what I’m going to do after all this is over. After the exam, I gave myself one day when I didn’t work at all and I basically just laid down and watched youtube. And this one day was all I needed to find out that I really can’t sit around doing nothing. So I’m not looking forward to relaxing and doing nothing. I want to work on my own projects and move on with my life in general. Up to this point, I always knew what’s next, what will I be doing in a year from then. I always knew that I will be going to school. But after I finish my master’s (successfully I hope), that won’t be the case anymore. I can do what ever I want. I of course have a plan (PhD, Vienna, …), but who know’s where that’s going to take me. And that’s extremely exciting for me.