College writer’s block + woes
I have writer’s block.
I can blog. Blogging is different. Writing assignments are what I cannot do right now.
Last Wednesday Mr. Brigdon assigned – or so I had thought – an introduction essay. Last night I sat down to type it (I waited until last minute, yes, but I couldn’t think of ANYTHING to write!), and nothing came to mind. So how did I do it? I logged onto my WP dashboard, clicked on “New Post” and began typing whatever came to mind. Then I copied and pasted it into Microsoft Word, and formatted it to MLA format. My mom’s laptop does not have Microsoft Office – only “Word Pad”, or whatever it is called. After a lot of work (just know that it was a LOT of work; not going into detail about it 100%), I gave up for the night. I decided to bring my laptop over to my mom’s this morning – at about six – to install the printer and print out my essay. My mom and I ended up formatting it into MLA format as adequately as we could, and printed it.
Today, when I went to class, a few people were talking about it. They had written it as a journal, but had yet to completely finish it.
Today, before he let us leave (he let us out thirty minutes early), he told us that Wednesday we would be assigned our first essay, and that it would be a diagnostic essay. OH. MY. GOSH. -.-
In other words, all of the crap I did for the stupid, poorly written introduction essay was for nothing.
My alarm went off at 5 this morning; I hit snooze. Thirty minutes later it went off again, and I hit snooze. I finally decided to get ready at 5:45. Since I’d straightened my hair last night, I was ready in fifteen minutes. Then I went to my mom’s house, and well… You already know that story. 😛
I’ve been busier than I expected to be. I’m going part-time, which is three classes. Four classes is considered full-time. I go to school two days a week, and all three of my classes are on the same days: Monday and Wednesday. My first class starts at eight, which means I have to leave at 7:20 at the latest. Traffic is not as bad in the morning, and that is a big plus for taking morning classes. My last class is speech, and it ends at five minutes after noon. That is when the traffic comes out, I’m guessing. I call it “Diesel Hour”. I do not like driving with diesel trucks on the road, but it is something I am going to have to deal with no matter what. This is the most – and the farthest – I have driven alone. I’m looking at it as practice. I have not gotten to drive much since I received my DL March 3, 2010. Weird, no? I have hardly driven on the highway since I have had my DL, too.