Wednesday, July 19, 2006

a study in procrastination

Currently, as some of you know, I am taking five classes. I am also working full-time; therefore my classes are at night and on Saturday morning. (8 a.m.) (Have I mentioned that I'm not a morning person?)
(Have I mentioned that I like to stay out until 4 a.m.?)

I will graduate in December, so yeah, yeah light, tunnel, almost there, all been worth it, sacrifices, we all make choices, blah, blah, blah. Bite me.
In the fall I have three more requirements and I will be in five more classes, full-time working and ta dah! Shiny piece of paper in my hand, job, money, blah, blah, blah.

As of this moment I have:

A 15 page rough draft that is due Saturday.

The final 15 pages are due in two weeks. Research is finished, (I think) but I'm not really sure what my thesis is. Yes, I know how that sounds.

A 4-6 page paper due in two weeks.

A 5 page paper due in two weeks.

A 15-20 minute presentation due in two weeks.

A 15-20 minute presentation due in two weeks. (No, I didn't make a mistake. I have two separate presentations due in two weeks.)

A 2-3 page paper due tomorrow.

Over 100+ pages of poems and short stories to be read for tomorrow night. No, I didn't put this off. It was all assigned on Monday. Yes, I have actually read some of the assigned pieces. This is what I have left to read. Also, this is what the 2-3-page paper is due on.

Mmmmm, I think that's it.

I should be doing the 100+ pages of reading right now. But you know how when you have SO much that needs to be done that your kinda over-whelmed by it all, not to mention tired, that you just can't focus?
It's just too much?
So, instead of coming home to do laundry and homework on the one night off through the week that I don't have class, I went out for the two d's with a girlfriend. (Dinner and drinks. I knew you were wondering. It's not a boob reference. Although with me it's always best to ask.)
So, anywho.
We talked for about 4.5 hours. (The girlfriend and I.)
I feel better.
Laundry? Yeah, not gonna happen.
Homework? Well, um, yeah. I'm writing this post instead.

So, if my posts aren't very creative or if my emails, IM's, go here there and everywhere and don't make much sense and if spelling is all over the place (Hold it. Bite the tongue. Truly, no need to go there.) Well, yeah. See the above for an explanation.

Train. Tunnel. Light. Shiny piece of paper. Job. Money. Future.


Blah, blah, blah.

Senioritis has SO set in.


puerileuwaite said...

What if ... WE are your future? And not that other crap?

Pyrhonik said...

I'm throwin every bit of encouraging energy in your direction. I know it sucks but that friggin' piece of paper is the difference between you and your colleagues in the eyes of those that pay you. I came in through the back door on what I do and then got the papers after 5 years of working. It was a decent raise and token recognition for the same damn job and it was totally worth it.

I'm totally with ya on being awake at 4am.


GirlGoyle said...

What exactly are you studying? And maybe you should consider taking classes that are similar in topic so that one paper/presentation can be tweaked or recycled. I'm a pro at this studying shit. I've got a Masters and also managed to help 3 students go through college being the BS artist that I am. I've considered a PhD but I just can't bring myself to do it. No more studying! Plus, I'm not sure I believe that the extra degrees really do count when it comes to better job, more money. Applying for jobs lately and noticing that the number of degrees one has is overlooked or purposefully ignored when it comes to negotiating salary. The conversation goes as follows:
GG: "But I have a Masters, speak 3 languages and 4 years of experience. Your offer seems a bit below par."
Employer: "Yeah so?"

Party Girl said...

P: I think, hope, that all of you continue to be in my life in the future.

Py: Thanks. I can use all the good vibes I can get at the moment.

GG: I am an excellent studier. I know all the short cuts, long cuts, spark notes. com's.

It's more about just generally being burnt out at the present moment.

HAving been out in the Corp. Am without a degree, trust me, the degree is needed.

In my current job, yeah. I need it to get to where I want to go.

Karl said...

Wow, I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't pop back up till Groundhog Day.