Or more specifically â€“ the never ending list of things to do that seems to dictate my life more than I do.
Over the last 3 months, Iâ€™ve watched said list grow and grow as my department shoved more and more assignment deadlines towards me, and watched the things I really want to do get moved gradually towards the bottom. This term has been a rather bumpy ride in terms of deadlines, assignments and exams â€“ and Iâ€™m told itâ€™s downhill from here! Iâ€™ll write some follow up posts soon showing off what Iâ€™ve achieved in creating recently (Iâ€™m actually proud of some of it!).
The happiest moment of my life occurred last week, when said list of â€˜essentialsâ€™ finally reached zero, when the final assignment had been sent to the abyss that is known as â€˜DUOâ€™, and the end of term benchtest was over. Iâ€™m told that after spending a night out marking this occasion, I was heard celebrating in my roomâ€¦ Which involves me yelling a lot, before your minds jumped elsewhere!
Anyway â€“ I get home, having promised myself a fortnight to enjoy Christmas before getting stuck down to work, and I find myself unable to even get started on that list of â€˜want to doâ€™ items. Congratulations to the CompSci department â€“ theyâ€™ve killed my work ethic even for things that I enjoy!