Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What?!? You mean I actually have to DO it?!?!?

My evil course is finally over with! Apparently I wasn’t the only one struggling, however, I faired better than a majority of my classmates. Two of my team members actually disclosed they were failing and would have to retake the class. I know at least six or seven others dropped around week 3 and week 4. The worst grade I’ll get is a C+, so I suppose I really don’t have the right to complain. It might not be my best grade, but I’m glad I passed and I know I did my best.

Now I’m taking a Creative Writing class. Just started today, actually. I will be writing a lot of short stories, and I will most certainly share them with you all! I hope you like something a little different than my non-fiction blog entries, you know?

AND… On the plus side, I am now mobile for blogging! I just got my laptop repaired and it runs BEAUTIFULLY! Thank God for wonderful people that are willing to help a poor college student get her laptop fixed. Had I sent my laptop to Apple, I bet it would have cost me about $100 alone for diagnostics. Oy!

Now, back to this daily scheduled blog entry. Actually, with how busy I’ve been, it seems more bi-weekly, but that will change!

I’m sure a lot of you guys can empathize with me on being extremely disorganized. Might actually be one of the reasons I’m not good at keeping things up on a regular basis. When I do anything involving minor responsibility, like cleaning my room or doing my homework on a regular basis, I struggle. They occur when the inspiration, or the due date, comes around. I know it’s not a good thing to do at all.

What frustrates me most is that I know I’m not disorganized because I’m intending to be malicious. My dad and I have set many agreements stating that I need to keep my room clean, but I always break them. Naturally, he thinks I’m doing this as an act of rebellion. However, I’m really not. I just don’t think about cleaning. I see a little mess, and I think ‘It’s really no big deal’.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not super careless. I do have breaking points for cleaning and getting things done. I remember some of my friends from childhood, their rooms were literally COVERED in toys and gunk. You could not even see the floor! While my floor may be somewhat cluttered, you can still see it. I do not let it smell bad, either. When there is a due date for a major assignment coming up, I will work on it. I am not one of those people who can just clean up a mess as soon as I make it, or start working on a project little bits at a time for numerous weeks. My projects get done all at once.

In the mean time, I’m just trying to make any progress that I can. I have a calendar to track my activities and homework due dates. It helps me remember my commitments and stick to them more thoroughly. With cleaning, I’m just trying to not let the messes get so large before I clean them up. I suppose I would rather clean for only 15 minutes versus two hours.  I’m aiming to start projects when they are assigned to me instead of doing it the day before. There might be special tips or tricks for doing this (if you know of one, you are welcome to disclose to me (: ), but I just have to do it. Like the Nike commercials: Just Do It! There are dozens of things people don’t want to do every day, but they do them anyways. That means I should be able to accomplish the same thing.


  1. i love your posts! I'm glad you're FINALLY done with that class. I hated taking summer classes! I feel like we have many of the same experiences lol. I always try and stay organized, but that never works out. Even when I use a planner and stuff. haha. good luck with everything else! I'm sure you'll do great in your CW class.


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  3. I am so looking forward to your short stories! You will do just great with the Creative Writing course. And oh btw, Congrats on finishing the other course and good luck with all that you do! :)