Monday, November 01, 2010

Tradition or Practicality? I'm Not Really Fond of Either.

Photo: Reinante El Pintor de Fuego, Flickr Creative Commons

I'm trying to decide if I want to do NaBloPoMo this year. It seems a shame not to take up the challenge again, but I'm frazzled from working on getting in my 100 practicum hours for my masters degree this past month. 11-hour days suck. I'm already into the 80s on my hours and I haven't even gotten around to any of the required tasks. That's mainly because those take planning and foresight and I distinctly lack the ability to excel at either of those things. I'm much better at showing up and just doing what's sitting there in front of me. I also refuse to give up sleep for work or classwork.

The good news is that it's all over after this month. I'll have my new degree and a pay raise for the new year and increased prospects for a new job in the next school year. Of course, that's assuming I actually get off my ass and do the damned practicum assignments so it doesn't end up as an incomplete. It'd suck to lose my 4.0 GPA for the program, but I really don't need to pay for another semester, either. Shit's expensive.


Sid said...

Oh so that's what's keeping you away from the web?

Well, if it makes any difference to your decision, I kinda miss having you around.

Good luck with the MSc.

Jacob said...

I'm not sure if that's it or not. I wasn't really writing a lot before I got busy with this last semester of classes. I hope that's it. The writing is good for me.

Courtney said...

Well, you're off to a good start with NaBlo. Hope you keep it up!

Hey, I didn't realize you were so close to graduation. Hooray!

Mickey said...

We'll understand if you opt out of NaBlo. Life is more important.

Julie said...

It's a 'shame' you're not willing to compromise on the sleep issue. That's the only way I've been able to keep up my schedule for the last two or three months. My body does not like to exist on five hours of sleep per night, but it can, and then I get in three extra hours of work.