The Internet is a marvel. It makes it possible for me to maintain contact with friends and family 5,000 miles away. However, it makes it almost impossible to concentrate when I am deciding my future online (in other words, filling out my college applications). I know, somewhere deep, deep down, that this really matters, that I need to focus absolutely on my application, and that I shouldn’t – Oh look, NEW TAB! Wow, Wausau’s got a new curling club! And imagine that, my parents have started putting in the floorboards in our living room! And look at this new doohickey that WordPress just – shoot. I just wasted thirty minutes of my life, and avoided writing my Common Application essay.
I have somehow persevered and managed to finish everything except this essay: I’m done with all of my supplements, my nit-picky forms, and other time-intensive information. I’ve even researched various scholarships and created a list with each application deadline. My only problem is the essay. I think I have an aversion to writing 500 words about one specific instance which is supposed to display the Essence of Anna. Whenever I think about it, my brain numbs, my tongue feels fuzzy and my eyes start to close. However, this weekend, with a little help from Dire Straits, I will power through brainstorming, topic selecting, writing (which is the easiest step, in my opinion), editing, revising, and finalizing my essay!
Maybe I’ll write it on the benefits of procrastination.