Mid-Life Crisis – Exams!

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All i see is a mountain of books, oceans of portion, a scary deadline, a list of excuses, procrastination, big ambitions, and a tendency to be most productive at all unimportant things before my eyes. Except what is the dire need of the hour- Studying! I’m sure all you people with exams going on or due to take off relate to me.

The countdown has begun. Just FIVE more days to go for my much dreaded examinations. I must be studying than blogging about it you all might point out. I should, very definitely should- but I am not; which is what is driving me insane and my indifferent attitude gravely concerns me.

Much fearless.

So proud.


It’s a phase of such mixed emotions – anxiety, depression, sickness, fear but no happiness or joy – why I wonder. Oh! That comes after they terminate right?! Huh. What torture! 😦

Someone said:

” Tomorrow is my exam and I don’t care because a single sheet of paper can’t decide my future.”

If it’s Einstein or Thomas Alva Edison I’m not quite sure and a tad too lazy to google it up. Nevertheless, I’m placing my bets on Mr.Edison.

Well, it doesn’t actually matter who said that because that is just a hypothetical concept , wishful thinking and a near over-confident mind’s whispering. Now don’t deem me ‘Anti-Edison’ – I have great respect for the man. I’m just talking about how the above statement does not currently apply to me and my situation.

In today’s era, your success is basically an overall composition of the ‘n’ number of examinations you prepared for and aced, in addition to the choices you’ve made in life and the hard work you spent. But it’s funny how only that degree or report card leaves a lasting impression. 😛

They say there’s no way of getting things done without putting in the work. Well, since ‘no exams’ is still just a distant dream to we students, there’s no way out for us as of now. We just gotta roll our sleeves up, pick that book in our hands, give it our best shot by spilling the ink in the best manner possible.

One of the only ways I just figured to motivate you and myself is to think about the long-term goal (being a qualified doctor as in my case) and how important that is to you. That REALLY should help, right? Right! You have to push yourself now because nobody else is going to do it for you.

It’s tough fighting this laziness and constantly nagging fear but not impossible. The results will be directly proportional to our hard work. And in case, (God forbid) you fail, there is always another chance. It is certainly not the end of the world.

Please make note that right now I’m just exam-o-phobic. Hence, the anxiety level 100 – which every student goes through in such testing times. Even the best of us buckle under pressure.

At the end of this post, I’m reminded of a small supplication we used to recite at school that translates to :

 “With God’s help, victory is near.”

Here’s praying and wishing all of us the best of luck. Let’s ace these exam monsters girls and boys!


To infinity and back,

Maliha Taqui.



  1. joedalio · January 25, 2015

    I love your attitude and the excellent reminder…”with God’s help victory is near.” And I will add that failure is impossible. I can’t wait to hear about the excellent results 🙂


    • Maliha T · January 25, 2015

      Absolutely.Failure is just a state of mind. And thank you soo much for the appreciation and good wishes. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Fatima mirza · January 25, 2015

    I can totally relate to it !!
    A few days of hardwork !
    That’s it ! Insha Allah !
    Gud luck ! 👍👍😘


    • Maliha T · January 25, 2015

      Good luck. We will do it. In shA Allah. :*


  3. pflead73 · February 2, 2015

    When in doubt, ignite the writer inside you. That really helps during exams 😀


  4. parifary · April 29, 2015

    Hae maliha..jusy started reading ur blogs dea..muaah..u r awesome babes…keep d good work going n come with as many blogs as often u can…wanna read all ur blogs no doubt u will have ur pile of books like a writer writing n writing…


  5. Maliha T · April 29, 2015

    Thanks a ton girl. 😊


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