(Do you know where I’m going with this?)
Because this is Utah, the next day is bright and sunny. You’re downtown again and just happen to pass your future place of employment and there! Right there! Is a parking space. A parking space! Right there, downtown. On a day when you have no interview to make, when you’re not running late, when you have no one to impress. Right there in front of your building.
Guys, studying is my parking spot!!
Now that I’m out of school, I am *awesome*. Awesome!
I used to stay up till 3 doing homework.
I used to stay up past 3 surfing YouTube and Facebook.
I used to stay up past 3 and hope that I would sleep through my alarm so I wouldn’t have to go to class.
I procrastinated papers.
And blew off deadlines.
And turned in papers that didn’t meet the minimum number of pages required.
I skipped class to work. (Hello, Paycheck!)
I skipped class to read.
I skipped class just because.
I daydreamed instead of taking notes.
With the exception of two courses, I never did any reading.
I never contributed to class discussions.
I was, by all accounts, a terrible student.
And that’s just college.
You get it, right?
Now that I don’t need good grades–don’t even have the option of grades!–or recommendations or credits or sleep, I am disciplined. (Disciplined!)
I go to bed at a reasonable hour (it’s been 1 AM lately).
I wake up while it’s still morning.
And then I study.
I take notes.
I ask questions, and then write them down.
I jot down ideas and color code topics.
I don’t allow myself to get distracted by YouTube or season 5 of Grey’s Anatomy.
I have a stack of books related to Arabic and job-hunting and human trafficking, and another tower of recreational reading books.
I haven’t even touched the tower. Which is a BIG DEAL because it includes Eclipse. And Eclipse means Jacob. Jacooooob!
And yesterday, I made rolls! Fluffy, delicious dinner rolls.
Being out of school is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Productivity ROCKS!
As do I.
And now it is 12:51 AM and I am going to bed. To bed!