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Mantra

Because in the end it’s all going to be worth it. That’s why I do it. I can do this. I’m smart. I’ve seen it before: hard work does pay off. This isn’t for fun. It’s going to be worth it in the end. Someday, my hard work is going to pay off! And then, all the haters can hate all they want and regret they didn’t make anything of themselves. 

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Manic Monday

Mail collection closes at five pm, that’s fine. But when does it open? Not nine apparently… I know it might be early to some people but I’ve decided to have one of those long days in the library. I’m inspired to write my essays. Because the sooner I finish them or the more time I spend writing them – the faster time goes. And I want it to fly by! I wan’t it to be Christmas already, I want to go home, I want to be on that plane taking me home to my parents, I want to eat good food (not lazy food cooked after hours in the library), I want to sleep in, curl up on the couch with a good book and drink hot chocolate with cream on top, and most of all I want to go home so I can buy a new computer. My life would be so much easier… Digression, let’s get back on track. So you see, I won’t be home before five today either so I thought I could collect it [my mail/letter] on the way. But I was wrong. But here’s a tip: put up a sign displaying the opening hours instead of being mean when I politely ask if there’s any mail. Thank you!, that would be much appreciated.

As if that wasn’t enough, then I meet these people standing on the pavement, waiting for the bus. Some of them have probably been waiting in the same spot for minutes and are afraid to give it up. They’re afraid they won’t get on the bus. I wouldn’t worry, the bus is not going to leave without you. But, honey, when people are trying to pass by from both directions you need to move. Not everyone is lazy and take the bus a few stop to main campus. Some of us actually enjoy the walk. And hey, it takes you like ten-fifteen minutes, the same time you spend out here waiting in the cold for the bus. I realize some of them are probably going to work somewhere else, but still, you have to move… I though English people were supposed to be polite?

Finally, I reach Starbucks – holy ground. It brings me my daily drug. I get my coffee (paid for it of course) and all is good in the world. And yes, I did get my letter.

Now, I’m in my spot at the library. Yes, I have a little female Sheldon in me. Don’t judge. It’s time to get these essays done. Maybe I need another cup of coffee first? It’s just one of those Mondays where coffee is the only thing that helps and it does help my motivation too, you know…

Step aside Monday, this is a job for coffee!

I’m still alive and well. There are now five days (counting today) until my first deadline: three essays and 9500 words in total; there are seven days until my second deadline: 10 minute presentation; and there are 8 days until my third deadline: 5-10 minute presentation (still a little confused about that one). I think I’m going to make it. Got one essay done, the worst one, another one almost done [plan to get it done by today] and the last essay, well I might get it done either today or tomorrow. It all depends on how inspired I’ll be. It looks promising though, I got a good night sleep and there is so much to look forward too after the essays are done. That alone is enough to motivate me!

Let’s start typing!!!

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Rant

Just stopping by to let you know I’m alive and well. And because I was hit with a wave of inspiration on my way to school. There are seven days until my first deadline: three essays and 9500 words in total; there are nine days until my second deadline: 10 minute presentation about anything; and there are 10 days until my third deadline: 5-10 minute presentation which I’m a little confused when it comes to what I can talk about. But it will work itself out, it always does.

Currently I’m sitting in what has become my spot at the library. I call it my spot because I’ve been sitting in the exact same spot for what I think is three days (well, this is my third day). It’s been three long days. But when your computer decided do die in the middle of the semester and you’re living on a student budget – this is what you do. You don’t head out an buy a new computer the day after it died, no you find a perfect spot in the library (with a desktop computer of course) and you stay there until your head can’t think straight anymore. Then you go for a beer…

Only three weeks to go. Then I’ll be on my flight back home and a new computer will be in sight. But for now I’m happy with the current solution. At least I get it done. And I think I’ll actually get all of my essays done a week before deadline. And that’s a first. I’ve actually gotten more work done after my computer died than I did when my computer was  alive. That really says something about how I spend my time.

The only downside to all this: I spend more money on food and coffee at school. Then again, that’s actually worth it. I just have to remember to drink water in between all these cups of coffee. Yesterday I did get a little dehydrated. But maybe it’s time to focus on my writing – my academic writing… Hopefully, I won’t stay as long today as I did yesterday.

I completely forgot to post what I wrote earlier. When my head stopped working I just closed down all the tabs, put my books away and walked the 10 minutes home to eat some food. Now I’m back in the computer lab and writing. It’s easier this time around. It still not as quiet here as up in the library. I thought people who were at the 24/7 computer lab at almost nine o’clock on a Friday night was here to work not joke around! Guess I was wrong. I can’t say it enough: I can’t wait until going home for Christmas and buy a new computer. Then I could do the work of paraphrasing in my bed. I could be more comfortable then I am now.

Oh well, I won’t stay long. I need to watch the fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy before bed.

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BRB

Until I get my three essays and two presentations done I’ll be temporarily out of office. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. My head has switched writing mode to academic writing. And my computer is broken which kind of complicates things. I’ll be back when I’ve finished all my assignments for this semester and have a new computer.

Until then, may the odds be ever in your favour….