Monday, February 20, 2006

I wish I had....

I wish I had more time in the day to read everything that I want...

I had a paper due on Saturday which was supposed to be a persuasive essay of about 500-1000 words. I ended up turning in a 17 page paper. This truly baffles me! When I need to write a 15 page paper, I hem and haw and stress to get it done. I change the font and line spacing so that I can stretch it out to at least 14 1/2 pages. Then when I am assigned a rather small paper, it turns into a couple of chapters. Why??!! I know my professor is going to look at it and be like, "What the heck??!!" I really needed to get my point across, though. I could not stop until I answered every single issue she wanted addressed and incorporated relevant sources. I'm obsessed with getting an A. I'm obsessed with getting an A in all of my courses. I attribute this to my Virgo trait of being obsessive. Oh, if I have not mentioned it before, I am working on my Master's in Health Administration. I thought that it would be relatively easy. I was soooo wrong. This program is kicking my butt left and right. Up and down.

Between working full-time and studying for my Master's, I find myself looking for pockets of time to read. I cannot go to bed without reading. I sometimes fall asleep with my eyes open (seriously) and only when the book falls and smacks me in the face do I realize it's time to call it a night. Also, when I start trying to detangle warped sentences that I am trying to read (you know, all of the lines start morphing into one) do I realize that I need to pack it in. But I definitely need to read a couple of pages before going to sleep.

So...I wish I had more time to read. Really. This is making me sad.

3 comments:

iliana said...

I feel your pain. I love what you said about lines morphing into one - that happens to me too. I realize it's then time to go to sleep. Oh and congrats on turning in your paper!

Danielle said...

I have had that problem with books slipping out of my hands too! It certainly will wake you up the hard way! I used to be able to stay up half the night reading, but now that I have to get up really early--those days are over! Good luck with your studies!

Amelia said...

Thanks, Iliana & Danielle, for the congrats and well-wishes :)