Procrastination Is my Problem
“You may delay, but time will not.”
― Benjamin Franklin
It was 10 o'clock at night on a sunday after a fun weekend were sadly I had not done my homework. I pulled up my Literary Analysis as quick as I could can started to think. I had all weekend to do this but the problem is I am very good at procrastinating. I did not want to loose an hour or two of sleep but it was nobodies fault except for my own. So I flipped through book 4 trying to find a theme. Then I wrote, I wrote as fast as I could hoping i could get at least 9 hours of sleep until the day that every boy hated... Monday. My fingers were flying I was typing line by line word by word writing the best analysis I could. Also I could not forget my mom from the other side of the house yelling "Are you almost done... Go to bed." But truly I was not almost done and I knew that. I thought to my self just take a small break only for a minute but I knew what I would end up doing, I was sure I could end up in the middle of YouTube some were at midnight, so I continued thinking of the perfect words to say and typing to a point were i could not type another word. Finally, I finished my eyes were burning from looking at that computer for so long, but I had finished my literary analysis of book 4 of The Odyssey. As I crept up stairs to my bed to retire for the night, I thought what could I have done differently and every time I always say "I cant Procrastinate anymore." but every sunday night, every day before a big test I still procrastinate and that is my problem.
I am sure that almost 50% of all my english assignments have been turned in at 9 o'clock or later. Why is that? Its because every time I always procrastinate. Some times not as bad, sometimes i go to bed at midnight. I think all of those writing assignments turned in at a late time could have been better, because when i was writing them I was half asleep. I really try most of the time to do things in a timely manner, but every once in a wile i just cant help it and i just stop doing my homework and go do something more desirable. Right now if it was not 8 o'clock on a wednesday the day before this is dew I would most likely be procrastinating and not doing what I should be doing.
These writing assignments that I can never do in a timely manner are not hard they are not difficult they are just boring and not desirable to be doing on a sunday were I could be watching the Hockey game. The rubrics they Fitz gives us really help it make the assignment easier but it does not help if i do not help that much when its late at night and I have just started.
One thing that I will always do on time is when I am given an assignment were it is just reading. I love reading and when I read I will never get distracted, especially if it is a good book, then I will get sucked into it. Once I do find a good book I will read it until it is finished. I used to try to read every night before bed even if it is just 10 minutes, but lately I have been so busy and tired all the time I go strait to sleep. I love reading by my self but when I don't really like reading a loud partly because i'm not very good at it. Most of the time when I read out loud I actually have to pronounce the names right I cant just make it up and a lot of the time my reading is very choppy. Because my reading is not top notch I have a lot of trouble doing podcasts. All the podcast I do they seem to be not very good and as I said I am very choppy when reading out loud. Podcasts are usually for me reading something that I had wrote a wile back. I hope that I can have the chance to practice reading out loud so I can improve my podcasts.
Personally I do not like Blogging at all. I understand that it will help my writing but first I can never find actual time to write a thoughtful blog post and second I just cant think of anything to blog about. My blog need a lot of work especially since the second term start I have not blogged at all. I hope I can get better at blogging and start to write more thought filled and lengthy posts.
I hope that in semesters and years to come I can improve the these skills that I am already strong with and the skills that I could improve. From my sense of skills I really need to work on my reading out loud which will improve my podcasts and my blogging which will improve my writing.