Short version: I passed my exams. Long version to come after a two-week vacation abroad, but for now: thanks for the support, y’all.
In just over an hour, I’ll take my exams. Three essays, four hours, just me and my computer. I’m relieved that it’s finally time. About a week ago, I came to the conclusion that there was very little else that I could do to be prepared, but I’ve kept on reading and writing and studying nevertheless. Pretty sure none of it stuck. I’d like to think that I can get something out of this, that I can turn this into a fruitful experience, a “useful exercise.” We’ll see.