In seven hours I have an 11 - 12 page draft of my research paper due. I think it’s a little bit ridiculous though. The papers can be 12 - 15 pages in length. I planned for a 12 page paper. I am in the process of writing two research papers on two different topics, plus I have another class I need to worry about, so I don’t want to provide more work for myself. I don’t want the extra work and I don’t need it. My sanity levels are fluctuating and my mental abilities are suffering. So essentially, my entire paper is due. I am, like, five lines down the 7th page. I know what I need to do to get me to 12 pages because, like I said, I planned to write the minimum length. But just because I know what I need to do doesn’t mean I want to do that in seven hours, nor am I capable at this point in time. This quarter started off fine, but the workload has become progressively more and more mentally and physically draining.
I don’t have time to write all these papers, read all these books, watch all these movies, and visit all these places. I know what my body can handle. Running on little sleep for a couple days a week isn’t bad. But if I’m only able to get one night of good sleep a week I am a wreck. Staying up late to watch movies and tv for pleasure is a different kind of tired than spending my entire night researching, reading, analyzing, contextualizing, etc.
I just want to sleep for one entire day and then I will be back to normal. (hopefully)