Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nothing New

"Hi, my name is Danielle Burden and I am a procrastinator."
I feel like there really needs to be a 12 step program for people like me. I am sitting in the library four days before the biggest project of my undergraduate years is due. This is so sad! I have known about this project since about...last March. And yet, here I sit. This is nothing new. I remember crying my eyes out the night before any major assignment has been due for the last 10 years or so. High school was torture because of the fact that I would put these things off until the absolute last minute.
I always have such wonderful intentions. I pull out my planner. I then make a list of all of the things that have to be done. I love making lists. Finally I write in some sort of timeline. I put the list in my planner and then put my planner away, only to be looked in order to change the timeline because it is inevitable that not one of the dates will be met. This is how it will go until (as I said earlier) it is the last possible moment for me to start before it would become physically impossible for me to complete the assignment. Tears are shed and some heartburn ensues.
I guess I should get back to work so I can finish this thing so it can be read through one time before I turn it in and await my fate.
Oh crap....I have a to take a test next week that I have known about since January 1. I guess I should probably start studying some time soon...I'll have plenty of time once I get this project done. Oh wait, I still have to plan for next week. And do the dishes and the laundry. Here we go again...

6 comments:

Steve and Meredith said...

Danielle- get to work!! Hopefully by now you're almost done. Maybe we should create a club for the 12 step program, since I did only finish this morning :) Can't wait to see you!!

kevin & sandra said...

I would fail the 12 step program! Hang in there!!!

Courtney said...

Danielle,
you are so much more ahead of me! I have the exact same pointless, draining, exhausting assignment due on Wednesday and I still have two major sections to start! I should have locked myself in the Library all weekend to finish it, but what do I do instead? Go shopping with my mom, go to yoga, watch a BYU basketball game, go bowling, and every other imaginable thing I can do to put it off even longer.

So what I am saying is, you are an over-achiever! I will be finishing on Tuesday night hoping that I can post it on Livetext without technical difficulty!

Tyson and Courtney said...

Don't feel bad, I've had ENG 313 as an online class since November of 2006. I already paid $20 for a 3 month extension, and now I have less than 3 weeks to complete more than half the course. Now, I'm supposed to be working on a "UEA Approved Lesson Plan", and I'm looking at blogs instead. Such is my life.

WeTheTeeples said...

Steve is right. WE are so much alike. I didn't realize you were such a procrastinator. I am terrible at this. Do you think we will ever learn? I thought once I was out of school I would be better, but NOPE!! I still put everything off until the last minute. And it drives me crazy because I cause myself so much more stress than I need to. Oh well. IF you figure something out to fix this terrible bad habit, let me know.

Ryan T said...

Procrastination is a close friend of mine. Sometimes though, you do your best work under pressure because you're so focused.

I say, don't procrastinate today... procrastinate tomorrow.