The first real snow I’ve seen in a long while was a welcome this past week when all my classes were cancelled and I was able to work on a photography assignment for one of the classes that was actually cancelled.
It was definitely a relief because like most of my college peers I’m a true procrastinator and wait till the bitter end to work on assignments. While I know this is not a good habit to nurture, I still find myself getting things done at the last second. What can I say, other than I’m a work in progress.
I have found that the struggle to get things done ahead of schedule has been a problem I’ve had since my elementary years. I honestly don’t know why I find it so easy to put things off, but it is a real struggle. I tell myself, “it will get done, or I’ve still got time.”
Sure the work gets done, but often times it’s at the last minute, and I’m a complete and utter wreck trying to get it all done correctly and in a worthy manner of submission. What I find most amusing is that I’m no stranger to deadlines, and yet I catch myself putting things off constantly.
Is there hope, or am I doomed to be that person that pulls late nighters and trudges to early morning classes with red eyes and disheveled appearance because I waited till the last minute to do all the homeworks?
Because let’s face it deadlines don’t stop once you’ve graduated from high school or college. They take on new shapes in the “real world” in the form of car payments, and rent. But I am happy to say there is hope for all my procrastinating pals out there. It’s called a planner.
(Revolutionary I know) Whether digital or physical a planner of some kind can make life much more doable especially if at this point in the semester you’re like me, and you’re saying “oh right that paper was due today.”
I’m a huge proponent of a physical planner because I love to write stuff down, and I can go back and scratch stuff off and that feeling of accomplishment is literally the best feeling in the world.
However, if you’re a technophile and love your smart device that’s perfectly fine too! Whatever helps you not forget things are due, and deadlines do exist. Just keep something that will help you avoid showing up to said deadline without looking like a zombie apocalypse victim.
On the off chance you were wondering (it’s totally fine if you were not), I did complete that photography assignment on time. And getting to cross it off my list of things to do was in fact glorious. But it’s only January there is still a long way to go, and that’s totally fine because I’ve got my planner and together her and I shall conquer this semester!