Here we go again, right?  It's the beginning of the year and I have a list of upcoming due dates looming along with my assistantship.  I've already decided I will not be participating in any outside organizations this semester.  The last time I hung out with the black grad students I felt like an outsider because they had all these little cliques formed.  Oh well.  I'll be outta here in a few months.  I'll help my sorors out where I can but I can't be active right now.  Between school, work and finishing my film I have to focus on what's most important to me getting out of this state by June.  But clearly that means I need to FOCUS!!  I need times where I schedule not to look at the internet because I get sucked into twitter, the NYT, blogs, facebook, email, look up and 45 minutes have passed.  I'm giving lectures on February 3rd and 9th.  My first rough cut of my film is due on the 15th.  I have tons of transcription and archival footage to wade through.  Of course my down time includes watching movie and talking to Rashan.  I also need a master to-do list.  Any suggestions?

Probably my biggest issue is sleep.  I go to bed too late and wake up too late.  It's my natural body clock but I want to adjust it.  Maybe just go to sleep a few hours earlier and wake up a few hours earlier.  It really doesn't help that my classes on Monday and Wednesday don't start until 4:05 pm.  It's the perfect excuse to sleep until noon and still have HOURS to accomplish stuff before class.  I know, I know, the complaints I have.  I don't want to set myself up for failure for the next phase of life.  Bah.  At least Rashan's here.  That always helps.  Too bad I have pages and pages of reading awaiting me for my assistantship.  I'll just mix it in to my Rah time!


Naima said...

Funny...I felt same that way about the black undergrad students when I was there.

But you shouldn't be reading this anyway. FOCUS!! :o)

Trish said...

Great to have a silver lining. I love my sleep too! I've found myself turning my phone on silent so I'm not disturbed but I know that I need to stop doing that. This semester will be over in the blink of an eye!

Mrs Count said...

I'm with you on the sleep. I've been moving my bedtime up gradually. Now I at least make sure I'm in the bedroom by 11pm even if I don't go to sleep for another 2 hours. It's better than realizing it's 3 am and I'm still on the couch watching tv.

Jameil said...

naima... lolol! focus on what? lolol

trish... isn't it? dont' remind me how quickly this semester will be over!

tm... that's a good idea. i'm going to have to do that, too.

Adei von K said...

Did you ever find that desk calendar to hang on your wall?

Do alarms work for you?

Jameil said...

adei... i did. alarms for what?