At the beginning of every semester I tell myself that this semester will be different. That I will finish all my reading before class, that I will start my assignments more than a week ahead of time, that I will keep up with the online reading, and that I will get the most out of my education.
Then every semester I end up barely browsing the material before the first assignment is due, I rarely read the online material, I start the assignments as late as possible and do a pretty half-assed job.
I’m doing this masters degree because I genuinely want to learn. Each course is applicable to my job and jobs I may take on in the future, so I want to make sure I get the most out of it. Plus, it’s costing far more than my wedding so I should try and derive some sort of benefit from it. Why then, do I not give it my all?
I’m sure my ADD has something to do with it, and the fact that I’m fairly lazy. Even when I make a concerted effort to study, I get distracted waaaaay too easily. Also, I’m the queen of procrastination. Case in point: last night I finished about 3/4 of the readings, then gave up to watch DVD’s with the fiance. Now when I should be finishing the remainder of the reading before class tonight, I’m blogging.
FYI: my first assignment is due towards the end of April. Expect to see a multitude of blog posts then.