not going to party — personal

My mother strongly feels that I shouldn’t go to the party later, since
my finals are next week after all. I thought about it carefully and
while I think I _will_ be able to manage the workload, it’s wise to have
some breathing room, and it’s unwise to tick parents off. I feel bad
about not being able to keep my promise to go, and I realize I erred
in committing in the first place. I was looking forward to dressing
up, although I must admit that I felt uneasy about dedicating a whole
night to, well, Japanese pop music and anime – things I’m not really
into. A quiet dinner at home would have been more effective for
objective #2, which was meeting Jerome, but then again work should
come first – and I’d have felt guilty about not working, too…