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Stuck Again

You had every intention to be productive. In fact, you went out of your way to avoid your room and head to a place where the chance for productivity would be much higher than only two feet away from your bed.

You open your computer, you make some calls, and then you come to a point where your brain is just… done.

You’re stuck.

You read pointless stories.

You check and recheck facebook.

You can feel your mind taking on the consistency of a ball of silly putty resting against your forehead.

Something inside you starts yelling at you, telling you to be productive.

And do what? you ask it. But you get no reply.

So you think about ways to be productive.

Only to find that you haven’t checked your facebook in the last ten minutes, and should probably check it again.

And your email too.

When you next look at the clock, it’s two hours past when you first sat down.

And you’ve gotten nothing done. Again.

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A Scary Thought

“There must be something wrong with me.”

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The Choice That Reeks Suspiciously of Failure

I didn’t do what MIT students are supposed to do. At 3AM this morning, when I saw that, despite all of my foresight and planning and scheduling, I was unable to finish my assignment by 9AM this morning, simply because I didn’t understand what was going on. Instead of looking things up and searching for the answers in my notes and my textbooks and being a “real MIT student” who says, “I don’t need sleep. I need an A,” I said to myself, “I can’t do this. I need sleep.” And I’m very much afraid that I’m going to look back on this missed assignment and cry my eyes out.

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– Verb:

  • compartmentalizing one’s life into boxes
  • removing every scrap of one’s presence from one place in the attempt to place it all in another place
  • realizing just how much (or how little) stuff you have
  • becoming a target for numerous moving company ads/flyers

– Have you started packing yet? They’re gonna kick us out of our dorm soon.
Synonyms: moving, stressing
– (infinitive): to pack

– Noun:

  • a necessary step in the act of moving
  • a continuously repetitive (and long) process
  • often leads to stress-inducing responsibilities such as storage and relocation

Packing is probably the one thing that makes me wish I didn’t go shopping
– Synonyms: a-walk-down-memory-lane, I-have-too much-stuff
– Associated with: moving; getting kicked out; moving on in life; wait, I finished sophomore year?

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NaNoWriMo – Day 4

November is important for three reasons: 1) I was born this month a couple years ago, 2) Thanksgiving, and 3) NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. This is the month in which thousands of people all over the country endeavor to do the impossible: write a novel in a month. More specifically, write 50,000 words of a novel in a month. I’ve done this personal competition for the past four years, and it just felt wrong to me to forgo the pleasure of wasting so much time over a plot that I would never actually finish.

But alas, yet again, I was dumb.    Continue reading

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Things my dad used to say [1]

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” He’d always tell me that when I complained that I wanted everything and got nothing. Of course, back then it’d be about how I wanted to play and instead they made me study.

Funny how some lessons never go out of style.

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Creativity is Addicting…

…and I’ll tell you why – because there are no rules.

I can make anything, dream everything, make time move quickly and suddenly come to a halt. I watch lives change, end, and start again. I make friends, kill my enemies, kill my friends and make more enemies. I travel to worlds unheard of, and places I’ve never been. I can fly, I can love, I can experience a tragedy and still come back to reality no more the worse for where.

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When the goin’ gets tough…

… the first thought that came to my mind was, “How can I get out of this?”

Of course, it’s impossible to get out of a college essay assignment, especially if said assignment has been assigned for the past three weeks. The only notable thing about this situation is that it is the longest essay I’ve ever had to write up to this point, a whole six pages, and while I’ve been able to BS a couple essays back in the day, I’m not sure just how able I am to fill up a whole six pages with ideas about nothing pulled out from my… Continue reading

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