Thursday, December 16, 2010

Note to Self: Don't ever do this again. Ever.



I am going crazy.

It could have to do with my lack of sleep. Or maybe my aching fingertips. Or the fact that I have done nothing but stare at a computer screen for the past week.

...Ok, that is a slight exaggeration. But I feel like that's all I've done.

In case you are wondering why I haven't been around (either on my blog, or in real life), I am going to paste an email I sent to a friend at 5 in the morning.

And you can just apply it to every situation where I didn't show up, or in some way let you down.

Hi Jamie,

I haven't gone to bed yet. I've been writing papers like crazy, trying to finish that independent study class I've been procrastinating. I have to have everything turned in by tomorrow night, and I honestly had no idea how crazy it would be.

I knew about the 33 page paper. I didn't realize that there were 6 other projects due for each of the 11 lessons. All together I need to write approximately 111 (that's not a typo) pages. I've done about 40.

Its intense.

I wanted to explain all of this because, well, I am overwhelmed and it helps to talk about it. I realize that this is entirely my fault, but that realization just doesn't bring much comfort.

Also, I wanted you to know that when I stand you up tomorrow, I really do have a legitimate reason. A crazy, stupid, completely my fault, legitimate reason.

If there was any way for me to make fudge and hang out and still pass my class, you know I would be all over that. But between right now and midnight tomorrow, I see nothing but a keyboard in my future.

I'm sorry.

I would draw a stick figure, or find an image of someone buried in a pile of textbooks, but I honestly have no time.

If you want to draw one for me, though, I'll happily paste it in.

Wish me luck you guys.

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22 comments:

Stretching My Imagination said...

Stay strong. And keep going through - you'll get out the other side. It'll happen.

Heather said...

Good Luck!
(Keeping it short so you can get back to work.)

Kmama said...

Oh dear Lord. My fingers and brain hurt for you. Good luck.

manysleeplessnights.com said...

I wondered where you went! Glad that you didn't wither away but sorry that you are stuck writing a zillion papers/projects. It will be all over soon :)

viewfromdownhere said...

Oh suck...that does not sound like fun at all. I'm sure the fudge would help keep you going...wonder if Kurt can make you some? Hang in there...the end is in sight!

Corinne said...

oh yuck! Sorry dude. Best of luck knocking out the rest of those pages (I didn't want to type how many).
You're almost done! You can do it!

MiMi said...

So....independent study isn't a good fit for you?

libby said...

ugh. independent study is the worst. when I moved to the 'burgh that's all I did for about three months. it was horrible. I just had a few more classes to finish so I could graduate, but I honestly hated it.

no words of encouragement--sorry. :) I can make some up: it's gonna be fine. it can't last forever. you're amazing. good luck.

Tiffany said...

tehehe.... sorry for the giggles, but I vividly remember a few of those nights. Hope you get it all done quick!

Smart Ass Sara said...

You can do it! ;) Because once you get your box of awesome from me.... you'll be too busy playing with THAT than doing school work!

tulpen said...

Oh man. That is something I would do. I'm such a procrastinator. Good luck!

Lady Jennie said...

You should have asked her to bring over some fudge.

Good luck.

Amy said...

Oh wow, sounds like something I would get myself into. Procrastination queens! GOOD LUCK!

Crystal said...

Oh man that sucks! And I honestly don't wish I could help (sorry- that sounded awful...but your task sounds...well, awful!) Hope you get through it.

Beka said...

good luck, dear!
hope it goes well...

tsonodablog said...

Good luck Helena. Sending some good karma your way!

Terri

VM Sehy Photography said...

Good luck! And hope you get good grades on the paper on all the projects.

The Empress said...

Oh, baby girl...I wish I were close by to do something..anything.

Thinking of you.

FreeFlying said...

What's this independent study thing all about anyways? Don't you know that now that you're married you don't even have to be smart anymore? Just pretty.

Kidding. ;)

Good luck!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh man! Well, hopefully, by the time you get this you will be all done your work. I remember those days in college. Feeling like it would never end : ) and finally it does. And it will be all worth it! Relish those years. They are, without a doubt, the most fabulously fun four collective years of a persons life : )

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I always avoided independent study classes for a similar reason. I always wait until the last minute & then realize I also failed to notice several other 'projects' that were part of it because it is so easy to ignore what no one reminds you about.

Good luck with your papers!

Shell said...

That's a lot of pages! Glad you made it through!

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