In my first year and a half of college, I never once pulled an all-nighter. In fact, I rarely ever went without at least six hours of sleep. In the mornings, if I’m lacking on sleep, then my shower and breakfast will just have to be sacrificed. I can eat a snack, shower after class, or read my homework between classes. I’m more of an over-sleeper than anything, contrary to the stereotypical sleep deprived college student. I make it work. I guess, that is, until now. I’m going on 32 hours without sleep (aside from a 40 minute cat nap I didn’t intend on taking) as I write this, which I probably haven’t done since middle school. I seem pretty coherent, too, right?
Yes, I have pulled my first college all-nighter. The sad thing is that I’ve had ample time to do my homework. I had an essay due on Friday and another due today, but that’s honestly not something that’s new to me. I am an English major, after all. I’ve had the topics since the beginning of the semester, and I haven’t had any other homework aside from reading. An all night stint should really not be necessary–yet both essays found themselves completed right around 5 am.
If I’m finishing my papers last minute with my busy schedule at home… and I’m even worse about starting my essays here, what does that say about my time management skills? That I have none?
In all this time in college, and in the last month of laziness, I haven’t managed to figure out that work takes time. No, that’s not right. I fully understand that I spent something like 12 hours straight working on that last essay. I just haven’t managed to figure out how to divide my time in a productive way, a skill I should maybe have gotten the hang of by now.
I suppose all of this is in the way of explaining why I haven’t updated–I’ve been stressed out by essays! Well, aside from the Epic International Pub Crawl… and a day of shopping… Okay, let’s face it. I’m not in the business of denying myself the enjoyments of being abroad. And I shouldn’t have to, because I have plenty of free time to finish up my homework in an timely fashion. I just need to master this whole time management thing.
Anyway, here’s to self reflection, and in the spirit of once more attempting to learn about time management skills, I will start my creative writing assignment that’s due in a week. Um. Tomorrow. Right now, I’m just a bit sleepy.