I’m pretty excited. A fellow opera-fan from my exchange program and I just got free student tickets to go see Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) on Wednesday night. I’ve wanted to see an opera–any opera!–in person for a long time, and now I’ll get to see one of my favorites.
But at the same time, it worries me. I have an exam for Strukturdynamik (Vibrations) coming up on December 10, and I have heard that this exam is tough. All the people in my exchange program are studying like crazy for it, as am I. But at the same time, I want to experience the fun things Germany has to offer.
Being an exchange student is hard because you want to travel and go to the theater and meet people from the culture you’re immersed in, but you also have to study and do homework and go to classes. All while there are cities to explore, tourist traps to visit, and Weihnachtsmarkts to shop at.
So I’ll do my best to schedule around The Magic Flute this Wednesday, but I have a feeling that after I get back to my apartment that night, I’ll do at least another few practice problems before hitting the hay.