Hello, Apathy.

Well kids, it’s the beginning of November…which means it’s the beginning of the home stretch, and the beginning of big papers, and the beginning of thinking OHMYGAWD WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING ALL SEMESTER??  AM GOING TO FAIL.

But if you’re anything like me, it’s the beginning of something else as well.

I call it the November Slump.

Because no matter how daunting or eminent my school assignments may be, I simply do not have the will power to make myself sit down and do them.  Instead I watch Season 2 of Sex and the City for the 119th time, or I read old issues of Boyd Street Magazine, or I examine my nail beds and trim unruly cuticles.  Seriously, that’s all I did yesterday.

There’s just something about this time of the semester that makes me want to crawl in a hole and forget about OU entirely.  Summer’s a distant memory, and Thanksgiving’s so close and yet so far…and I just don’t wanna DO all the stuff my professors require of me.  Can anybody out there relate?

Take this blog for example.  I love writing, and it’s relatively clear that all I have to write about on this thing is Yours Truly.  It’s a pretty good gig for a lazy narcissist like myself.  But I almost forgot to write it this week…it literally just left my brain…because I was too busy cleaning out my closet.  ???  When I start cleaning out closets, you can bet there’s something I’m seriously trying to avoid doing.

But no matter how much my ambition lags, I know I have some very real obstacles to overcome before the semester ends and we all go home for egg nog and stocking stuffers.  So fingers crossed that I can pull it together- I have a feeling Santa won’t bring me much for Christmas if I fail all my classes.  Le sigh.

Good luck to you in your own November Slump…and if you need to borrow one of my Sex and the City DVDs, just give me a call.

Much love.

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  1. Caitlin
    09/11/2009 at 7:08 pm Permalink

    I know exactly what you mean. I have magically found the time lately to watch lots of movies that I’ve been meaning to see for a year.. conveniently when I have several major papers due, at least two tests each week, and final projects to be working on. November slump is murder.

  2. Tina
    10/11/2009 at 11:02 pm Permalink

    you mean it’s only in November…I’ve felt this way since September! I’ve lost count of how many papers I’ve written and I can’t remember what all the topics were…
    After work all I want to do is watch the tube, and avoid writing another paper…

  3. Nick Webb
    18/11/2009 at 10:42 pm Permalink

    Every semester, I take the professor’s syllabus and make a plan to divide the assignment into parts that are easy to manage and take only a short amount of time to complete. Then, I carry out that plan by actually assigning those projects to myself. The great part about that system is it makes the tasks so small that, when you forget a day or two, you can easily catch up. This keeps me on track for the semester and allows me to balance several tasks at once, which inevitably leads to the missing of more days and the snowball of tasks that careens down the November slump to the end of the semester, leaving me the all the tasks incomplete a week before the assignment is due. I have it all figured out. You really should do it my way. At least that way, it feels like you’ve made an effort.

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