Oops, I Did it Again!

Hello Lovelies,

Well, what can I say?

It’s not my fault!

I didn’t mean to, honestly.

I didn’t do it on purpose, I swear!

If I had of known I would have done something about it…. maybe.

No matter what the excuse, it seems that I have left yet another uni assignment until the last minute, however this time it was completely unintentional and not my usual procrastination that has caused this.

You see, with everything that has been going on lately, I feel as though I have been living in a crazy world of my own. In this world I thought that the assignment in question was due on the 20th of May, when in actual fact it’s due on the 8th.

So, it seems this has been a month of very little writing unfortunately. The most frustrating thing is though, I’ve finally figured out what I was doing wrong with Thomas and Rose’s story (see last week’s post) and I have endless things I want to add to their it.

I’ve written before about when I started my masters degree, I was feeling a little lost at the time thought it was the right thing to do to extend myself. Now though more than ever, I feel as though it is the main thing holding me back from what I really need, no, what I really want to do -which is to write.

Even though I feel this way, I am so close to the finish line with this degree that I simply cannot bring myself to quit now, otherwise all of that hard work and hours of reading academic articles and research was all for nothing.

So, I have two assignments left this semester (which I now have the correct due dates for) and then I can hopefully get a sh**load of writing done before my FINAL semester. It’s so close I can almost taste the finish line, but not quite.

Now if I ever have this bright idea for further post-graduate studies, make sure you give me a good slap, unless it’s a writing course.

So, sorry about the short post again lovelies, but as you can see I’ve got a deadline and this time it’s not a self-imposed one that I can bend a little.

Now I’m off to research some issues in relating to wellbeing and inclusive education in schooling in order to write a 2,300 word literature review, then a 1,000 word response to a peer’s literature review by Friday.

Wish me luck!

-KK

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The Art of Procrastination

Hello Lovelies,

This past week I’ve been avoiding writing and finding every other possible thing to do besides actually writing. But it’s not what you’re thinking, the writing I have been avoiding is a 1500 word annotated bibliography on the discourse of Creativity and Arts Education in relation to pedagogy, curriculum and policy design. I know it sounds boring doesn’t it? I’ve got time, it’s due on Friday and I’ve already downloaded some journal articles which are hopefully useful ones, but in the meantime I have remastered the “Art of Procrastination”.

I’ve decided I need to exercise more because I turn the “big 3-0” this June and I don’t want to be “old AND fat” (I know 30 is not that old, but I’m saying goodbye to my twenties in less than two months and it’s a little bit sad). However, I also seem to be negating the extra exercise I’ve been doing, I feel the need to snack whenever it looks like I might be getting something achieved in regards to my assignment. Also, something needs to be done about the ever growing basket of washing in the laundry and what better time than now, I also need to load the dishwasher, tidy the bedrooms, check my email a hundred and fifty times, read all the latest news and gossip and Google anything and everything. I mean, haven’t you always wondered what date Easter will be in the year 2051(April 2nd)? Or perhaps it was imperative that you know right this minute when Channing Tatum’s birthday is (he turned 34 on Saturday, in case you’re wondering). Plus, I really needed to go and buy a new stapler to staple together the journal articles I printed off for my assignment, because there is no way I could possibly place each article in one of the 150+ plastic sleeves I have on hand. So it’s very clear that I had to go and buy the new stapler and the track pants I picked up while I was there were totally justified, you know, because of all the extra exercise I’ve been doing.

So, my humble readers, I leave you with a silly poem I wrote about the Art of Procrastination, while I was procrastinating, aptly titled “The Art of Procrastination”.

Enjoy,

KK

The Art of Procrastination

 

Procrastination, delayed progress,

I think I’ll try on every dress.

As in my wardrobe, I look and see

Just how messy it seems to be.

I do not want to write a word,

The topic itself is just absurd.

I should be writing about discourse,

Instead I search for a source

Of entertainment or distraction,

To take me away from assessment action.

Perhaps I need to do the dishes,

Or imagine I had been granted wishes.

The washing pile is growing steady,

Oh look at the time I must get ready.

That assignment can be done another day

After all it’s not due until Friday. 

© Katherine A. Kovacs and The Writer Within, (2013-2015). Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Katherine A. Kovacs and The Writer Within with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.