It’s hard to believe that in a mere four-days, I will be on an airplane en route to the Bahamas. It’s been almost three-years since my last trip to the Caribbean (we opted for Jamaica last time), and in that time I think I’ve matured a lot. I’m excited to get out, hit the beach, and have a good time. The only thing that’s keeping me from feeling 100% excited about leaving is the looming threat of a week’s worth of homework when I return from paradise.
Which is totally understandable– everyone hates doing makeup work (especially when they’re returning to a frigid wasteland after spending a week on the beach). But I think what scares me more is the fact that I’ve been bogged down with a full-fledged case of Senioritis for the past few weeks.
That’s right– I said a fully developed case of Senioritis.* I’m not talking about the petty feelings of laziness you experience during the end of your Junior year, shortly after finishing your term paper. I’m talking about a total mental shutdown, where all desire to complete homework is totally lost. It’s not that I don’t think I should do my homework– I just have zero-motivation to do it. There are better things to do after all, like watching Skins, Jersey Shore, or the Office. Or maybe playing some GTA IV and Halo: Reach on my 360. Or plodding out a blog post on one of multiple poorly-updated blogs. 😛
It’s not that I don’t think I should do my homework– I just have zero-motivation to do it. There are better things to do after all…
Do I feel guilt for slacking? Definitely. I know that I should be doing more, but I don’t feel like doing more. I just want to hang out with my friends and enjoy the next couple of months.
This has obviously led to an increased fear that I will procrastinate the hell out of my makeup work, which is not a pleasant way to enter a “relaxing” vacation. I would prefer to enjoy my time in the sun rather then stress out over the pile of Stats homework waiting for me at home. I’m trying to get some advanced makeup work from my teachers, but I’m not sure if it will get me far. I’m planning on asking a few friends to keep me updated through e-mail and Facebook while I’m away.
The only thing that should keep me from staying up-to-date with my work then is the fact that I’ll be within walking distance of beaches, bars, and casinos… 😉
INFO on scheduled 2011 updates: I’m planning on restarting TFS as a daily blog immediately following graduation. Round II should be much more interesting as it will contain my preparations for moving to the dorms, Summer Orientation at MSU, a few road trips (that will actually be fully documented this time), and more. (I’m excited to purchase more random college sh*t. It won’t seem as weird to be buying my dorm stuff a few months in advance instead of over a year in advance, but I don’t think that will bother me.)
I’m considering posting while I’m on vacation, but that seems like more of a twentyeleven affair… Time will tell.
Until Next Time,
* With that being said, I will note that I’ve begin to emerge from my deadly case of Senioritis over the past few days. I discovered a new method of note-taking known as Cornell notes that has given me motivation to pay attention in class again. (Apparently changing up an old routine makes education a bit more bearable…)