I’ve come to the point in my academic career where I am three weeks from being DONE unless I want to be a doctor (I do not.) And while I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t seem to bring myself to close the gap. I am just done. It’s like I am halfway up the stairs to some magical f**king Nirvana and out of breath and just don’t give a sh*t anymore. Screw enlightenment. From conversations with most of my fellow classmates, this seems to be a general consensus; however the fact that my apathy is shared does not push me through this ONE. LAST. WRITING. ASSIGNMENT.
And I know others are spending day after day, hour after hour working tirelessly on this same assignment that I will put much less work into for probably the same grade.
Bring on the guilt.
I find myself wasting time doing other things that I rationalize have to do with my assignment, like creating a cover page that has fancy stuff on it for my portfolio or coming up with amazing acronyms for the name of a program….Or going on Facebook to ask an opinion on wording when lo and behold it has been 2 hours and I haven’t accomplished anything besides getting lost in the timesuck.
Then I feel guilty.
So to get myself back in the right head space to critically self reflect and develop myself as a professional, I come onto this blog and write a new post or a poem or whatever else I can do to keep my ass in this seat sort of focused on coming back to this stupid assignment…
AND SURPRISE I feel guilty for sitting on my ass. So I go do some burpees cause I said I would and I do some yoga, then I remember I need to flip the laundry and I haven’t eaten today and then a kid needs something like to be fed or paid attention to or clean underwear or someone texts me or calls me or I check my email to see if someone wrote me saying HEY!!!!! COME WORK FOR US NOWWWWWWWWWWW….then when they haven’t I decide to distract myself with some Game of Thrones or turn on slacker to lament out loud with rhythm and the pretend impressionistic stylings of me as Lily Allen or Amy Winehouse or Nina Simone…..then I walk past the desk and see my dry erase board with its giant letters that say:
TRANSFER SUMMARY DUE 5-31-13
PORTFOLIO DUE 6-5-13
TAKE HOME EXAM DUE 6-6-13
And I feel guilty so I sit my big ass back down at the desk.
I do some amazing work for a few and then decide to check on craigslist and the state website for any new job postings because:
I need a muthatruckin J-O-B!
Like a month ago I need one. And I don’t have one. I have so many bills due in like 2 weeks. OMFG
And the student loans….the student loans are enough to make me contemplate skydiving.
So I feel guilty.
Boo. Guilt is a worthless emotion and has not inspired me one iota to take care of business.