Advice to Current and Future Students: "Git-R-Done!"

My sincerest apologies to those of you who did not grow up in Foxworthy-watching, Larry-the-Cable-Guy-loving areas of the world; I just couldn't think of any better phrase to sum up what I've learned in the past few days.  Please pardon my southeastern Indiana language.

I decided sometime around Christmas that I would go home this past weekend.  It was absolutely no surprise to anyone that I'd be going home.  I felt like I had to be there to watch my sister in her high school's production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and to attend an Easter celebration with my mother's side of the family.  So on Friday afternoon, I rushed through all the errands I needed to run and hurried home as dark clouds of doom gathered in the skies over Bloomington (literally).

The meteorologist on TV said that it was a slow moving storm.  Yet somehow I found myself caught in really hard rain (maybe hail - I'm still not sure) about halfway through my drive home.  When I did get home, I had to find myself some food, then I curled up on the couch and took a nap, even though I knew I should've been doing homework.

Yes, homework.  I had a take-home practical exam for my business technology class due on Sunday, and I really needed to work on it.  Add to that an online assignment that my economics professor had posted (unbeknownst to me), and I had a full day of homework on my hands.  It's a lot easier to find help with your homework on campus as opposed to off campus to begin with and just to make things more interesting, this is the exact time that the internet in my parents' house decides to malfunction, causing my half hour of Econ homework to become three-plus hours of Econ homework.

Let this be a lesson to all of you:  when at all possible, get all your homework done BEFORE you leave school.  It's no fun for you to sit at home and stare at homework all day, and your family probably won't enjoy it much, either.  And a little tidbit of advice about storms:  when the dark clouds of doom gather, don't even begin to think that you can get through campus traffic fast enough to beat the storm, especially with all the construction around town.

I certainly don't regret going home.  I love my family and my sister's musical was a real hoot.  That being said, if I could do it over again, I would've stayed on campus an extra night and avoided both driving through a storm and spending a day at home doing homework when I should've been enjoying my family.

So that's my advice.  When it comes to homework, remember what Larry the Cable Guy said and just "Git-R-Done".

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