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post #41 of 215
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Note to self... Procrastination is NOT good! Procrastination causes mental pain and anguish. Procrastination causes lack of precious SLEEP.

Repeat after me (saying to myself, not to y'all unless you too need to repeat)... "I will not procrastinate. I will do my work/homework in a timely manner. I will study and be prepared."

Now... as for what triggered this little online self-therapy session... I work in the micro lab. This week we're starting the "unknown" lab. There are 8 sections with 7 "unknowns" per section. For each of the 56 (+1 leech who is being forced to work by himself),
1. I have to match up a case with the assigned unknown. I am not to have too many of the same case types in a given lab (so can't do 2 joint infections even if the microbe responsible isn't the same),
2. I need to make sure that the students have enough information to proceed with their prognosis report for the 3rd week of this lab (which is after Boards, but that's a whole nother story).
3. I have to print out the worksheets and write in the group member names, staple on their assigned cases, and tell them the bare minimum about their bacterium (gram reaction and morphology). Thank goodness that someone else is responsible for getting the cultures made.

So here I sit, PO'd at myself for putting this off, but knowing that with dh working this weekend I was STUPID to think that I could do it all tonight. I just have to have tomorrows' 2 labs sheets ready (so 14 of 'em). I can freak out about the rest of the week after I make it thru tonight. :
post #42 of 215
Hi! I am entering my first quarter of the Accounting program at Central WA University. Last year, I went full time, online, to get my prereq's out of the way. Now I have to actually go to class, but I'm kind of looking forward to it. So far, I don't have to put DS in daycare as family and DH will watch him. I have two years left and I also am thinking about TTC #2 but would kind of like to wait till I'm done with school. Good luck everyone!
post #43 of 215
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Originally Posted by boysrus
hey sandybeachbums! I am a washington community college student as well,AND I am taking Cult Anthro as well. And I have three boys. And I have considered library science. EERIE!!
Anyway, hi everyone. I am starting my sophmore year. We have two weeks left before it starts. I really wish I would have taken a class this summer because I am going nuts. I will be taking everything online. I am signed up for three classes (full time) but I am going to add a fourth (more than full time), in addition to homeschooling my boys.
I know...I've read your blog before

What would be really fun is if we both ended up at the UW getting our MLIS at the same time.
post #44 of 215
still hanging in there...avoiding stats homework :
post #45 of 215
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Originally Posted by anabellee
still hanging in there...avoiding stats homework :
Ew, stats! I had that last year and hated pretty much every minute of it. Good luck to you!
post #46 of 215
hello all. first post of my life . i'm starting my 3rd (and last) year of MSW program in nyc - 3 classes + 21hrs of internship/week. my son is 4 and my partner and i are TTC#2. it's going to be hectic but it's almost over so i just try to keep my nose in the books, my eyes on the prize and my arms wide open.

sending out lots of support to all the student mamas...we can do it!
post #47 of 215
i need to not procrastinate this semester.. but its sooooo hard...

especially since i got myself a pda for my bday on fri...

i have like 7 pages of bio homework to get to... and dd is being a pain... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
post #48 of 215
Thread Starter 
Hi all. Just requesting positive vibes/prayers for this weekend. I'm taking National Boards (Parts II, III and Physiotherapy) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In order to get my license when I graduate in June, I need to pass all those (and Part IV in May). Boards aren't cheap and I really don't want to have to retake any parts. TIA
post #49 of 215
<<<Rock those boards>>> vibes, headed your way.
post #50 of 215
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Originally Posted by Dmitrizmom
Hi all. Just requesting positive vibes/prayers for this weekend. I'm taking National Boards (Parts II, III and Physiotherapy) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In order to get my license when I graduate in June, I need to pass all those (and Part IV in May). Boards aren't cheap and I really don't want to have to retake any parts. TIA
Positive vibes your way Jennifer!!! I know you will blow through your boards with no problems though--your so smart and together!!!!
post #51 of 215
Gosh, I haven't posted in a while. Looks like everyone is doing good and we have some new people here--awesome!

I'm in my first semester of nursing school and there is just a lot to do but I LOVE it!! I am surprised at how much I am enjoying it. I am learning so much about medicine and health and the human body. My clinicals are on the Med/Surg Abdominal Transplant Unit at a large hospital here, I have 4 more weeks left of that and I will rotate at the Psych Unit for 8 weeks. I'm still learning the basics...charting, assessment, basic nursing care (vitals, sterile dressing changes, injections, meds, caths, etc).

I worked one week in the ER and loved that! Next week I get to spend the day in the OR which I'm excited about.

Classes have been really interesting. Lots of diseases and drugs to learn, lots of case studies, lots of papers, etc So far so good. We had our first test yesterday in Psych and I have 2 tests this week so I'll be busy this weekend studying.

Marilyn
post #52 of 215
How's everyone doing?

Me? Well lets just say that I'm my own worst enemy. Ugh. I am beyond a procrastinator and I can't stand it anymore. I've been thinking that maybe I'm really addicted to the stress "high" I get when I have to cram everything in the night before an exam and stay up all night for it, ect....

Once again, I have an exam tomorrow - covering 6 chapters and have I studied? NO! Have I even read the material? NO! (well, I read one chapter...) Plus, I have two care plans due by Tuesday and I've not even started those.

I did this all last semester too and I was soooooo mad that I missed straight A's by 2 points. 2 points that would have been so easy to earn IF I had actually studied or something......

I'm lazy and have almost no time management skills and I dont wanna study and make 50,000 drug cards and practice IV skills and catheter skills and write care plans & all of that.....I wanna play online or sleep or eat chocolate cake.

Has anyone overcome a serious student procrastination problem? I believe I'm just burned out and taking time off, away from school work doesnt seem to work cause its never enough time away. I know, I'm a whiner!
post #53 of 215
You know, I am the worst procrastinator in every other aspect of my life, but in my classes, I am the total nerd, sitting in the front (of my virtual class), with pencils sharpened and apple polished. One of my classes hasnt even officially started yet, I am the only one who has checked in, the teacher hasnt even arrived, and I have almost all of the extra credit assignments he posted done.

I have this drive because I love what I am doing? But, I have been a stay at home mom for 10 years, and college gives a lot of external rewards that motherhood doesnt so I think that is a motivator for me.
post #54 of 215
Good luck vibes on the boards!!!

Oy you guys! I signed up for 12 hours this semester (my last in undergrad school) and I have a 2-month old! What was I thinking?:
I'm exhausted and I am not motivated to spend my quiet time studying, I just want to veg out in front of the TV.
Procrastination is my middle name this semester. I also have to get cracking on studying for the GRE and get my letters of recommendations out soon.
Someone tell me I'll get through all of this!

I'm off to try to memorize the phonetic alphabet [IPA], don't you all envy me?
post #55 of 215
You guys are scaring me with your huge class loads!! OMG, here i am wondering whether I can fit 2 classes (part time) into my life, and some of you have 4?!?!?
Wow, I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy!
I met with a former professor yesterday to get his advice on the school decision, and that was VERY helpful. I have decided that I am going to go back, and get an MBA (don't know which specialization yet, but I'm considering health care). However, I am going to wait until at least next Spring to start. I think that I need to get a little more financially stable first, and also that will give me some time to study for the GMAT.
I am loving hearing about what you all are up to. For now, it makes me feel like I'm gearing up for school mode.
Thanks for letting me hang around!
-Heather
post #56 of 215
Procrastinate? What's that???

Seriously, I'm taking five classes and now that I'm slow to get started due to a 2700 mile move cross country, buying a house, and other craziness, I'm having a hard time getting going! I caught up and now have started to let things get put off again and again. All it would have taken is one whole day of complete focus, but no... I have to do it the hard way.: I have a paper due tomorrow that I've not even started. I'm sitting here drinking my 24 oz triple mocha thinking that I'll get started soon. Probably best to wait for bedtime anyway... the only quiet time.

Oh, I'm a sociology major, and hoping for double minor in anthropology and geography. I'm taking five classes this semester, Environment as a Social Problem, Conservation, Environmental Geography, German 2, and Human Nature in Anthropological Perspective. All of my classes are online with the University of New Orleans. Since Katrina, it's just worked better for us. I'll continue on at UNO until next fall, when I hope to transfer to an as yet undetermined university here in WA state. We're in the process of relocating. (Dh will be here in five days!!!)

I've just recently started to think that I want to focus on environmental sociology, IF I make it through this semester alive.

Good studying vibes to you all!
post #57 of 215
Thread Starter 
I survived boards ... now I wait until October 28 to find out how I did. : It's been two days and I am EXHAUSTED! I am so ready to crash... now I just have to convince the kids that bedtime is at 7:30, so I can crash too.
post #58 of 215
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Originally Posted by Dmitrizmom View Post
I survived boards ... now I wait until October 28 to find out how I did. : It's been two days and I am EXHAUSTED! I am so ready to crash... now I just have to convince the kids that bedtime is at 7:30, so I can crash too.

That is a long wait Jennifer! I'm sure you did great though!
post #59 of 215
mum2a&a - your triple mocha sounds so goood .
my three classes are managable but it's the fieldwork (1-8pm 3x/week) that's kicking my butt. by the time i get home the last thing i want to do is read. trying to do more in the morning's but it's so hard to be disciplined sometimes.
plus, no mochas for me since i'm expecting #2 *sigh*. i'm really happy about it but man i miss my .
post #60 of 215
I am so swamped this semester. I have six classes, three children under five, a giant toddler(AKA DH), and a terminally ill mother to take care of. My issue is not procrastination, it's finding the time outside of school to do anything. I signed up for a tutor for one of my classes and requested a second tutor just for writing. I don't need the tutors but I do need the time and having someone to help me review the material and look over my papers can only be a good thing.

Once I settle into a good pattern of working, it won't be so stressful. (Usually very late at night after the babies are in bed) Coffee is my very best friend right now.
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