Tonight was officially my last Statistics class and last class of Spring Quarter!!! I am just so thrilled that I made it. This week was hectic and full of instances where I got to be a “Diamond Under Pressure.”
It all started last Saturday when we found out that our new roommate would be joining us on Sunday. I moved things quickly and was able to get organized. We had our final Choir concert Saturday night and I was thrilled by the fact that I didn’t feel nervous about performing.
I was stressed out about this finals’ week because I was supposed to do a performance project with a partner, but my partner ended up ditching on me the afternoon of the performance. And I was feeling behind and stressed about my Statistics presentation because my group and I were unable to coordinate meeting times.
In the recent past I have observed that these kinds of pressures have caused me to shut down and struggle to function. I definitely had my moments of wanting to hideaway, but instead I got to work. Over the weekend my boyfriend gave me some tasks in building a website. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity so instead of wallowing in my worries I got to work and accomplished a lot.
A big part of me knew that I should be working on either my statistics presentation or homework, but I really wanted to feel competent and like I was accomplishing something important and it really felt good to have that sense of completion.
After I finished my tasks, I got to work on my project and it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Rewinding back to yesterday evening…
It was my performance project. My teacher suggested that I just play the song that I had practiced to accompany my no show performance partner, but I had my heart set on singing AND playing the piano. In the last 30 minutes before the performance I created an arrangement of “Smile” that I could play and sing. It felt wonderful to perform!!!
I will admit that I procrastinated to the bitter end on my statistics homework. I felt so behind, but I finally pulled it together in time to complete the homework for this week. I was feeling regretful that I didn’t try to solve more problems to turn in.
This morning I decided that this would be the last time that I procrastinate. It is better to be ahead of the game and to just get things done. Luckily, I found out tonight that our professor is allowing us to turn in homework assignments up until next Thursday so I can get all my credit after all!
Leaving class this evening, was the best feeling ever! I am going to get busy on my homework. And I am thrilled that summer is officially here!!