Thursday, August 27, 2009

Let the Time Management Begin!

I'm going back to college.

Not all that exciting, I know. But it's true. I have to go back and get some silly degree so I can pay more people to give me a better degree and get some sort of job. This seems to be the process, anyway.

But what's that really mean? Well, I'll be a senior Psychology/Asian Studies (don't ask) double major. It means labs, which means work, which means time. I need to apply to grad schools, which means time. I need to get a job so I can afford books and save money because long-distance relationships devour it, which means time. And, you know, all the fun things like seeing friends, sleeping, eating, relaxing, writing, and I'll be damned if I quit raiding now.

It all means time.

I've already pulled up my schedule. I've already started planning out where I have free time, what time to set aside for certain things, what time I need to sleep by and what times I need to be up. These will obviously have to be adjusted once I find out some course loads (and I'm hopefully going to be switching some classes), but it's important to have a foundation to start, especially as I move back into my dorm on Sunday.

Yes, I'm a senior and YES I'm still living in the dorms. And I have a freshman roommate. I'm perfectly cool with this. It's cheaper, I don't pay for my internet, I don't need a car and I don't have to worry so much about idiot frat boys smashing my windows or burning my car just because the Steelers won.

It's going to be tricky. I'm going to get it wrong some, I think, at first, which may make me a tad sleep deprived. But that's what the weekends are for, right?


Shopshopshop said...

Grad apps are a bitch. I did that dance last year and doing them alone is equivalent to the workload of an entire class. Good luck with them and school in general!

JohnP said...

Dude dont waste your time in college. College sucks. Just play warcraft as much as you can, kill arthas after 197 other people have, boast about it on your blog :P and spend the rest of your life flipping hamburgers. College educations are for losers. Azeroth is where the real people hang out.

Take my advice and dont be a casual noob!

Anonymous said...

I'm 4 weeks and 1 assignment into going back to Uni, and trying work full time and raid. Its not like the first time I was at uni where my work hours were flexible or only half days, and I had longer travel times to do the readinsg for the tutorial I am now squished on public transport trying to highlight important things in a text book, and currently raiding with notes on one side of my computer desk so that instead of playing an Alt when I volunteer to sit for a fight ( which I am doing alot more now) I am fiddling with an assignment. I think I will also make mistakes, but I am going to do all I can to make sure I get to eat ALL the cake.

BlueTiger said...

college NOT exciting? Ofcourse it's exiting! Now I know that college Over There and uni Over Here are two different things, but wherever it is it is sure more important that WoW! Don't gimp your college-skills mate - the look better on your CV than "lvl 80 Druid, full T9"

Leafshine said...

If I remember my college days correctly (and we are talking last millennium here, so take this with a pinch of salt), it was all about time mis-management.

Playing when I should have been working, working when I should have been sleeping and just scraping into the deadline.

Although, to be fair, that sums up most of my journalism career, too. :)

It's a great time of your life. Enjoy it.