Effort

Let’s face facts. I’m a slacker.

Now let me qualify that statement.

I do indeed take every possible opportunity to put off until tomorrow what I should be doing today. Take this blog post, for example. It’s been on draft for a good week and a half now, and I just got around to writing the real meat of the blog. I’m really good at visualizing the big picture, but when it comes to getting down to the details of something and really analyzing, that’s hard for me.  I don’t know, maybe it’s just how my brain works. This is part of the reason I’m so worried about finals (which start tomorrow) – most of my finals are essay-based, and I’m sure that I won’t have any trouble with the main concepts – but the details, where I need to stretch the essays out to 6 paragraphs, 8 paragraphs, whatever they need to be, are going to be the really difficult part. I’ll still understand the concept and see where the question is going, but it’s going to be hard to make that word count.

This might be why music held such an appeal to me for so long, too. With that, I could play a piece, understanding teh mood and style of what I was aiming for, and the details largely filled themselves in. I mean, if I know it’s a Handel, for example, and it’s a fast movement, I know how to bow that to get a good sound for the style. When it comes to writing an essay, on the other hand, I can’t just say “this is the concept that we’re aiming for” – I have to explain all the little details, and that’s tough.

It’s late, though, so I’m just gonna throw this blog post up here for now. Enjoy.

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