This entire week has been stressful for me. I’m still behind in three of my classes, and I haven’t finished reading The Jungle yet. Yesterday I searched for outside sources for my Pecha Kucha presentation, and it was actually a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I haven’t even started to actually write the paper, and the presentation is totally nonexistent at this point. I’m a little panicked about this, but I think I’ll be alright; I have Sunday to do a bunch of work, and most things aren’t due in my other classes until the end of the trimester. I’ll have a few extra days at least.
My week has been consumed by writing scholarship application essays. I have been so stressed about them, because they were extra on top of what I already had for school. I’ve been up late the past few nights trying to finish them up, and last night I finished all but one. I feel good about this, even though they are due today. I’ll finish the last one in my third hour. The amount of stress relief I felt when I realized that I had finished nine of the ten I am applying for was insane. I’m already in a better mood today than I have been all week. It also helps that it’s Friday.
I learned this week that procrastination is really NOT a good idea. It was also reinforced how bad of an idea it is to miss school. I learned also that being poor in America in the 1920s was totally horrible. The parts of The Jungle that I have read make me incredibly glad that this country has come as far as it has. I am looking forward to diving deeper into my topic this weekend.