I have a love/hate relationship to school. I love it because I study things I have chosen to study which I obviously find interesting. Things which can lead to a career I’m very interested in pursuing. Things which are not only something I have to do but are actual hobbies of mine. That’s the love part.
Then there’s the hate. The hate is because of one reason and one reason only: too much school work. Lack of time. No matter how fun a subject may be, when you’re working on three different assignments in three different subjects at the same time and there’s not enough time, things aren’t peachy keen any longer.
Lately there’s been a lot of hate and a lot of stress. Because of that stress I haven’t been able to begin with what I think will be the best school assignment ever, and I do mean that as in EVER, as in during my one year at kindergarten, my entire nine years of elementary school, three years of high school, 6 months of re-taking high school maths and almost a year at uni. Yes, this assignment is that cool. I’m designing a house in my 3D modelling class. That doesn’t sound so cool you might think but I assure you it is because it’s not just any house. It’s the house of my dreams and rest assured my dreams are elaborate. Think the Addams Family minus the spider webs and filth plus Victorian upper class plus contemporary Gothic influences. That’s the house I’m designing, or rather, will design once I find the time to start the project.
That’s my main problem right now. I don’t have the time to start this amazing project because I have smaller – still fun – but not that fun assignments to take care of. That brings more hate to the situation.
All in all, my life isn’t ideal right now. But I have a solution. When you lack time there’s one thing which is only making it worse and that is… the Internet. The Internet is this great time stealing evil which since I do 90% of my studing in front of a computer (kind of hard not to when you study things like 3D graphics and Graphic design for the web) is distracting me a lot. I mean come on, it’s there, right in front of me, all the time! How can I not find an excuse to check DeviantART, Twitter, Facebook, my E-mail and all the other sites I regularly visit?
Well no more of that. Since I’m very busy I can’t have any distractions so I’m doing something very drastic. Something radical. Something I’ve never voluntarily done before in my life. I’m… taking a break from the Internet. Only until Monday but this is the first time in my life I have set a goal not to use the Internet for a set period of time. Not using it because I don’t feel like it is something else entirely. I will feel like checking my DeviantART fifty times a day, but I won’t. There will be one exception but only one. I need to announce the winners of a contest and give the prizes (premium memberships) in one of my groups on DeviantART on Saturday. That’s not for me but for the group and contestants and I swear to god I will not do anything but that. Other than that, no Internet for anything but school related things.
Whether I succeed or not will be easy to find out. See me on Twitter, DA, Facebook or any other of those places I frequent on the great world wide web, well that obviously means I’ve failed. If not, well then it’s a discipline so rare so please applaud. That last thing might have been a Manics quote but I would appreciate virtual applauds.
And with that my friends I bid you adieu. See you Monday!