Journey Log Six Jenny contonio - jennyfromtheblock - mage

So...whoops! I am defying the gamemaster and I am not sure if I should be telling you or not but I just wanted you to know this is intentional!

Habits of Mind: Creativity, Engagement

This is a story of adversity, hardship, and success. Just kidding. This is actually a story of engagement, or lack thereof.
Just a nice quote from Friends to lighten the mood.

It is that time of the year. Two weeks before spring break, every teacher trying to cram tests and projects in before then, and every student questioning why they even came to college in the first place. College was supposed to be fun, full of partying and doing nothing but hanging out with friends and having a good time. Well they should really stop making movies like that because college is a lot of hard work. Now don't get me wrong there are a lot of fun times, and with proper time management there is a ton of free time.

I have not been managing my time well this semester and that is because I am not engaged in my learning. This could possibly really hurt your feelings and I want you to know that is not my intention, but I absolutely hate English. There! I said it! Damn that felt good! This semester is full of classes I honestly don’t care about. I know they want us to be well-rounded students and that you just have to get through the classes, but some teachers don’t make it all that easy on their students to do that. I just want you to know that I truly do appreciate what you have done with this course. I truly appreciate that I don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of time on busy work, and the creativity you want from us actually makes me spend more time on English than I otherwise would have. Now this brings me to my next habit of mind: creativity.

I am kind of in a rut. I knew I wanted to “defy the gamemaster” just because it sounded fun and shit why not right? But I literally had negative zero ideas. I fiddled around for a while until I finally was like screw it, I’ll just write down my feelings and see how that goes. It is really hard to be creative in so many classes when the sweet relief of my big bed and a week home alone (my parents are leaving me to go to Tampa but I don’t even mind) staring me in the face. Ten days. TEN DAYS! (literally me right there). Now I am not making excuses. Talking about what I wish I could do better honestly just helps me make it happen. I am going to push through, persevere, right a damn good essay, and enjoy my spring break knowing I accomplished something great!

Some relaxing photos. You're welcome.

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