Its December. Almost the end of the semester. I haven't been this happy for Christmas break since I was in high school. Christmas break is kind of a let-down if you don't get out of any of your responsibilities. I only have a handful of homework left. One algebra test. One biology test. Three psychology discussion posts. A little of this. A little of that.
Just a little bit of work, then I have nothing to do for a month but bake some Christmas junk food and watch TV. So little to do, so little motivation. I can't concentrate on any assignment for more than ten minutes. I can't take my biology test until Monday when she makes it available. I don't want to do my algebra homework too soon before the test or I will forget how to do it before next Saturday. I have to wait on other students to post their discussions in psychology so I can reply to them. I'm just sitting around, going on Facebook, blogging and wasting time that could be spent on something productive.
I need a good kick in the right direction to get me started. Maybe a motivational poster or two. The cheesy kind that our student council classroom in high school was plastered with. If only I could remember some of them...
Sadly, I remember far too many of those stupid posters. You know how you can never remember the things you want to remember, like how you always forget one stupid thing at the grocery store and end up going back for it, even though it was on your list? That's the story of my life. I can remember the lyrics to a song I haven't heard in ten years, but I will forget to buy sour cream even though its on my list.
For some strange reason, some of those annoying posters are forever burned in my brain.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right. - I don't know who said that, but it was on the wall of my student council classroom, so I saw it everyday for like four years.
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. - Betty Reese
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. - Bill Copeland
These are all great and all, but they don't come close to my favorites. Old family classics. The classics never go out of style.
Don't go out into the rain without an umbrella. -Every single person in my family that thinks they're funny.
Don't pee into the wind. -Also everyone in my family, especially my dad, who thinks they're funny.
Don't eat yellow snow. -Doesn't apply so much where I live, because its like 75 outside right now, but still words to live by.
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving isn't for you. -My personal favorite.
I'm not sure any of these things will actually help me finish my homework, but at least I managed to sit at the computer for ten consecutive minutes. Now I just need to do something constructive.