Tuesday, September 29, 2009

School of Hard Knocks

The pace has picked up at school. The work load has increased. There are time when I wonder if I can meet all the deadlines. It seems to take longer to complete the assignments than it did to begin with. I'm sure it is just me. The classes keep plugging along. I always feel like I'm just barely hanging on, lest I get behind. Oddly, I'm up to speed with the rest of the class and my grades are good. I think it comes from placing too high of an expectation on myself. I want to walk in, already knowing the material and ace the class with no more effort than showing up. Of course, I'm not that intelligent, so it will never happen. Most of my frustration comes from not doing everything perfectly right on the first try. It usually takes me at least 2 or 3 times. I hate that about myself. I doubt there is very little I can do to change it. I deal with and move on. Thankfully, a break will be upon us in a couple of weeks. I can't wait. They should have more of them. It helps ease the feelings of frustration and being overwhelmed. After all, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.


Java said...

Yep. I'd love to be able to just know the material. But alas, I have to actually *study* before I know it.

Good luck!

witomski said...

Dave...Before a test, I would eat a 2 ounce bag of potato chips. I found the salt increased my senapsis...call me nuts, but it seemed to have worked...Joe

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