Chapter Eight: Final Year Part I

As told by Damia’
2 min readOct 13, 2020

The start of the new semester means the obsession of counting my MCs (Modular Credits) also starts! I was so worried of miscalculating it and the thought of not graduating freaks me out even to this day. So I decided to e-mail Dr Lopes and have a meeting with him.

Before meeting him, I made preparations such as listing out the modules I have previously taken and counted my estimated MCs. It was easier to give input to Dr Lopes during our meeting as I have prepared everything beforehand, he counted my MCs and explained that I have to take five modules this semester and four modules next semester. He also asked how many and what modules I was planning to take this semester. Therefore, I listed out five to six potential modules that I was planning to take and he took note of it. To those who are having difficulty in counting their MCs and how many modules need to be taken, I highly recommend meeting Dr Lopes before the semester starts!

The Add/Drop week: The week where my indecisiveness mostly peaks since Day 1 of Uni.

I started to question myself on why would I not take six modules this semester, what is stopping me? Oh right, I am carrying a baby. I was afraid of not being able to mentally prepare myself with all the workloads, from assignments, committee works and preparation for our final exhibition. I was mostly concerned it will affect my baby due to the stress and what not.

I decided to list out the pros and cons of one: taking five modules and two: taking six modules and of course, I was going for number two. Mostly because:

  1. I have taken six modules TWICE before
  2. If I take six modules now, I only have to take three modules next semester, wohoo.
  3. No morning sickness can stop me! (As it turned out, the morning sickness only lasted for ten days at the time, I was four months pregnant, thank God)



As told by Damia’

Story of my life as a Student, Wife & Soon-to-be mother. #ax3305