Monday, March 7, 2011
The Got-to-Do List
For the past ten days, I have avoided making a to-do list. I knew it would oppress me (I felt oppressed enough by all of the work that had piled up without needing a list to remind me), and I knew that I'd never get to half of the reading, grading, etc. listed. And so it seemed best not-to-do the to-do list.
But here we are: Monday. Tomorrow I head back to campus, teach a class, sit through another. I'm prepared for neither of these ventures and not likely to be prepared for the second even when it rolls around. Which is a shame b/c I actually like that class (which is an unexpected twist with me). Plus, I've got a paper due on Thursday that's only about 5/8 done despite the hours and hours I've put into it over the past week.
So: I've made my "got-to-do" list, which includes only those things I've absolutely got to do to be feasibly prepared for tomorrow and on-track for having my paper ready to turn in at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. And let's just say, this beast is scary looking, even though it's a lot more utilitarian than the dream list I'd have penned a week and a half ago; we're waaaaaaay beyond the dreaming stage at this point.
I guess it's a good thing I got up at 6:30 a.m. Though we've all seen how that sort of thing's turned out for me in the past.