Social Media Blackout


I jokingly said a while back that in order to finish all the projects I have due at the end of this term, I would have to institute a “social media blackout.” Some folks said they’d miss me, but I’m sure the greater public probably sighed in collective relief at the idea of a break from my chatter. While I don’t think it’s entirely realistic to state that I’ll be completely non-existent on my Internet outlets, I think it’s only fair to state that I’ll be pretty scarce.

To put my hectic life into perspective:

  • I have an open-book final on Monday.
  • I have four major projects due throughout the day on Tuesday.
  • I have two papers also due on Tuesday.
  • I’m hoping to get home on Tuesday night, although if I have to pull an all-nighter on Monday night I will wait until Wednesday morning to drive home. (Sleeping while exhausted is not safe, people!)
  • Family time and recovery. Lots of it.

As I type this, I’m sitting in the basement of the art building…literally waiting for glue to dry to move onto the next step of a project.

I guess the whole point of this post is to say, “Holy cow am I busy!” It’s also to let folks know that they shouldn’t worry if I drop off the face of the Earth until after Thankgiving. It’s also to ask for prayers and well-wishes, because I feel like I need a miracle to 1. get everything done and 2. keep sane through the next few days!

On the bright side, Tuesday night is a shining beacon of hope. I’ll get to see my mother and stepdad, who I have been missing a lot lately. (Knowing that I could be moving far away in just seven months really puts our relationship into perspective.) I’ll get to see my dog, who I am incredibly attached to. I’ll get to meet our new furry housemates, two little black kittens that I want to name after Muppets. I get to eat good food with great company. I get to reconnect with the extended family that I tend to lose touch with during my busy academic year. I get to drink hot cocoa with my nieces and nephews. I get to see my lifelong best friend.

Long story short…I can’t wait for break.

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4 thoughts on “Social Media Blackout

  1. So, I’d be willing to bet that you’ll be taking your study breaks checking in these blog comments. It’s not that I don’t think you can handle a blackout… you’re just too much of a social butterfly to quit cold turkey while under extreme stress (and that’s not a bad thing).

    Good luck on your final, projects and papers… keep it all in perspective though. This is not life, or death. They are just grades. 5 years from now, no one is going to fault you for having a C instead of a B+. Your smiling face and charming nature will take you farther.

    And lastly, drive carefully!

    All the best,
    Robin

  2. Best of luck with it all! We have to check out once & a while, that’s for sure! I am sure you will get it all done, but I’m afraid I’m glad it’s you & not me! Don’t miss those days!

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