Wednesday I had two assignments due- An International Economics assignment and an Employment and Labor essay assignment. I waited last minute to do both when I've had ample time to do them during the last few days. I barely completed them with time to spare. It was definitely stressful and rushed. Doing these assignments last minute as opposed to ahead of schedule like I had been doing really forced me to notice how it affected my mood and my day.
I had to leave an hour early for school to have access to a printer and computer. In addition, the computer lab was almost full when I came and everyone was printing things. Running out of paper in the printer was a major concern of mine! Luckily, I managed to complete the homework and get to class right on time. However, my papers were not stapled, my graphs were not as detailed or professional as I'd like, and I'm slightly worried that I did not provide enough evidence for my answers.
My last assignment was due at 11:59pm on Wednesday night. I was required to write an essay that was about unions. I had neither read the chapter, nor written an essay like it. I had to quickly do research, help my brother with his math, entertain my godfather, eat dinner, and write my essay. It was incredibly distracting! That essay could have definitely been better and I should not have waited that long to do it. It's like Murphy's Law- what can go wrong, will go wrong. Everything and everyone wanted my attention during the final hours left until it was due. I BARELY was able to turn it in.
This is definitely a lesson and a warning. I need to be more attentive to my schoolwork and stay ahead. I make plans in my planner but do not follow through at all. I'm going to make an extra strong effort over the next few days to catch completely up in all my classes and get back on track.
I can do it!