Monday, November 5, 2012

Is it okay to admit this on the internet?

I'm somewhat of a conundrum, a list making planner that procrastinates. 

I love To Do lists and having all my tasks scheduled just so. The problem is I am easily distracted by shiny things and have a hard time completing things on my schedule. I also have a hard time estimating how long things will take, which messes up my perfect schedule. 

Twice in my (schooling) life I have been so overwhelmed with the amount of things on my To Do list that I’ve needed extra reinforcements. (I’ve always been lucky to have people that will help enable me meet deadlines (or let me copy their homework)) But, twice I have completely handed over the reins to someone else to do one of my assignments.

The first time was my junior year in high school. I needed a paper written for my AP English class, there were not enough hours in the day for me to get it done on time. My mom was feeling bad for me and even though she had just had surgery was willing to help me out. I gave her the topic and sent her on her way to write my paper from beginning to end while I worked on something else.

I turned in her paper just as she had written it, and she received a D with the comment that the content was excellent but the paper was not well written…my mom was a teacher and should have been capable of writing a high school paper, she blames the medication from surgery…

This weekend Garrett volunteered to take an online test for me, I needed to do well and the tests are HARD so he had to study before he could do it. Quite frankly I was worried. Even though he went to school to study accounting (and does it every day) I wasn’t feeling very confident about his ability to take the test. I relayed the story of my mom’s D (and my disappointment in that) and sent him on his way. Saturday night he stayed up until 4:00am learning all the chapters of the test and was ready to take it Sunday morning. We ended up taking the test together (since I had some knowledge of what was going on) and we got an A!

D or A I am thankful that I have people in my life that will step up and help me do the hard, no fun things like homework when I need them!

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