The way our school calendar works out we get back from break and the next week finals start. It’s stressful, chaotic and usually not a problem for me. This year, with two five-page papers due Monday and 10 photography prints due next Friday I’m feeling a little pressured. It doesn’t help that my time when I am usually most productive was spent sitting by the pool getting tan.
I will not be short on work that has to get done. I still have no clue what I am writing in both of those papers or which photos I am going to print. For what has been a moderately easy semester of work, everything seems to be piling up now. I know in these next two days I need to be exceptionally productive, but that is much easier said than done. As finals get closer, the appeal of sites like Buzzfeed and Facebook get much bigger. I planned to write two papers, at least in some solid form on the plane ride back to Boston, but once again, nothing got done. I stared at my course pack for sociology, opened my final paper topics sheet for my education class and narrowed it down to three possibilities, but then I turned on Facebook. Related: in-flight Wi-Fi is a major saboteur for getting work done.
I am usually the one who has everything figured out weeks in advance, or at least some idea of what I will write about. That did not happen to me this time and it’s a little frustrating. I know I am going to have to work through some serious Jetlag from the time difference between Arizona and Boston but hopefully it works out in my favor. Hopefully, in those extra hours I’m awake I will write something for a paper. I know I am going to have to make myself keep those internet sites off, I might even resort to using SelfControl for the first time in a while. Finals make people do crazy things.