Wednesday, March 7, 2007


If you know me, you know that I often have a procrastination and perfectionist problem. Those two factors are frequently related. Acknowledging that, I have never felt this way before. I enjoy all of the classes I am currently taking, but I am seriously considering dropping one of them.

I have a mid-term tomorrow. I have a pile of back assignments. The classes are great. The work is not hard. I just have no motivation to complete the work. Throughout all of the highs and lows of my life, I have never felt so much like quitting. This is odd timing as I am excited about many other things. This is probably coursework burnout.

I think one factor is the number of assignments they give us in this class. It is almost 2 assignments a week. For every reading assignment, there is an associated essay. While it is important to make sure that we understand the readings, this is a graduate class. They shouldn't have to force us to prove it.

Sorry this posting is a bit mundane. I do have much more exciting things going on, but this is what is weighing on me at the moment.


Ron Toland said...

Well, you did have a prolonged illness earlier in the year. Perhaps things piled up so much during Jan and Feb that they feel overwhelming now?

But you'll pull through. After all, mid-term means halfway done, right? Just think about all the fun you'll have in China later this year while you slog through your current work. When you finish your degree, you'll be glad you didn't drop a class.

Doc Operon said...

I concur with Ronnie!

(A bit easier to do, posting a few days later, and knowing that things are playing out a bit better, but he's right, you know.)

zilram said...

I say, it is OK to cut back on classes. There are other things that need tending to; health, husband, fish, house friends, mental health, etc.

The CLass can wait.