oh yeah… homework

School really got cooking this past week with plenty o’ problem sets to be done. I really had forgotten just how much harder it was being a student than working my full-time job at Apple. I’m sure there are plenty of jobs out there that work you to death, but I realize now that I never worked as little as 40 hours a week as an undergrad, and I never worked more when I was at Apple. I’ve been basically lazy since I graduated, about 1.5 years ago. My brain is rusty, my work-ethic, everything.

But I’m glad my ass is getting kicked. That horrible, terminal feeling of sameness that pervaded my job just isn’t present. Every semester, reset to some new classes, a new schedule, new people. Clear progress toward a clear goal. I know I can’t go on like this forever, but I’ll take those five more years, thanks. Then maybe I’ll finally venture out into a world where the metrics of success aren’t so clear. But for now, I’m happy to settle for another problem set in the bank.


3 thoughts on “oh yeah… homework”

  1. yep.. homework. up at 7 a.m. so i can finish plowing through this articles and send some semblance of an outline to my advisor before our meeting at 2. i’ve found that, like in the dorm, it’s good if you can turn it into some semblance of a social occasion. i’ve found that, unlike in the dorm, social occasions actually turn into social occasions, and no studying gets done. so. right. outlines. must stop browsing blogs.. *cough*

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