If there is one thing I am entirely sure about, it is my constant urge to procrastinate. I made two trips to Amsterdam last year mainly based on procrastination and I initiated and planned an entire summer vacation to Vienna in order to escape last year’s Statistics exam preparation. When I try to get around something, I actually manage to not only come around my assignments, but apparently also European capitals. And since there is always something that I procrastinate about, I come around a lot.
Psychologically, there are five stages of grief and loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The time before an exam at university works surprisingly similar. But you are – of course – not actually dying. Even though some students would probably swear that they are doing exactly that.
Today is international Coming Out Day. LGBT student association Dito! stimulates students to proudly wave their rainbow flags and the university has also raised the multi-coloured flag all over campus. For some people, coming out is still an ongoing process. Vox writer Antonia speaks with her friend G., an international student at Radboud.