“Old ideas give way slowly; for they are more than abstract logical forms and categories, they are habits, pre-dispositions, deeply ingrained attitudes of diversion and preference.”—John Dewey (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”—Dr. Seuss (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
“I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other.”—Katharine Hepburn (via ageofreason) (via quote-book)
So I thought I was going to have to give a presentation on a complete novel - in German - in two weeks. The syllabus got moved around, and the book was removed from our reading list! So I get to do a presentation on a shorter article - in English. Life is good.
“You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole world. There has never been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.”—Lou Austin (via: elicec) (via quote-book)
Well, I finished both the project and presentation last night at about 12:30. I made it! Then I watched “30 Rock” and went to bed. I let myself sleep in, too.
Tonight, I’m planning for German for Kids, watching a movie for my class on Thursday, and reading (as usual). I’m going to stay caught up on this school work.
I also plan to get started on my final projects over spring break. Crazy. I know. But I just don’t have the energy to do things last minute anymore. However, I will never forget the feeling of finishing my last paper for undergrad at a reasonable hour last year. I think it was 10pm the night before it was due. Crazy, I know.
Not sure how I feel about my new job though. I like it but have concerns about it at the same time. Like, I am concerned about how much my back hurts after bending over a table for an entire shift. Maybe I’ll get used to that.
I think the hardest part of doing a project is just getting started. I actually have two projects due tomorrow, and it’s driving me nuts because I just can’t seem to get going.
I am thinking of skipping my morning class tomorrow so I can stay up later tonight to finish these projects. I’m never going to get them finished if I keep writing in my Tumblr and screwing around on Facebook.
Going home this weekend made me a little sad. Maybe that’s why it’s hard to be motivated right now. I know I can hack out this paper if I just start. It’s starting that’s hard.