Hi I'm Lisa
I just activated my account and I thought I would introduce myself to everyone. I am a college student in her final month and I have been battling procrastination throughout my college career. Because of my procrastination I am on the tightrope gpa wise. I need to get certain grades in order to graduate. My major is english literature. Right now I am up because I have two papers due tomorrow and an overdue textual studies paper. I am doing okay in the majority of my classes, mostly because they are "tailor-made" for my habit and because I enjoy them. But right now I am failing my shakespeare class and I still have to finish my senior project which consists of a 4-page paper detailing what I am going to do with the skills I have learned after I graduate. When I procrastinate, I go on the internet and watch youtube videos. The more I procrastinate, the more behind I get, the more I procrastinate, that is until I'm momentarily motivated then I get caught up only to undo the work I did the very next day.
I think I know why I do it. Fear. I used to put things off when I was younger and the more I did the more I got used to it until I believe my behavior or what my behavior has told me over the years. Also, I have gone to school since I was three and in one month, I'm done. I don't know what I'm going to do after other than I have tentative plans to attend an internship. I guess in a nutshell, graduating to me means I would have to grow up. I don't know if I'm ready. But the thing of it is I want to graduate because if I don't it will haunt me. I will always wonder what would have happened if I would have just done a little better, never mind the fact that I already have my diploma and associates degree. Not to mention, I know that even though my gpa is a little low, I do have a lot to offer: I am a good writer and I love to help others. Anyway, honestly, I really didn't intend to share that much on my first posting but, I guess the reason why I joined this group is that I wanted to communicate with others who may know where I'm coming from. I look forward to hearing from you guys and I hope you all had a great weekend!