Our first 'proper' assignment is due to be handed in at college at 10am on Monday 12th December. Yes, two weeks and a bit away. I'm aiming to have it all done and dusted by 9th - the Friday before so that I can kick back and relax for the Christmas break.
I apologise in advance for stressy, student-type wails about deadlines and art-related dramas if I manage to post anything during the next fortnight. Please forgive me.
I am coping with this deadline through the medium of lists. Lists for everything. I have always made lists but usually I lose or ignore them. This time, I need the lists.
I make a big one every Sunday of where everyone has to be on each day of the week. I have a hand-drawn calendar on the fridge which takes us up to Christmas Day - just in case. I have my paper diary. I have alarms and notes on the computer and my phone. I have shopping lists (daily) and shopping lists (Christmas). I make a list every day based on my big Sunday list. I have a list of all the things I'm not doing now that I'll be able to do after 12th December.
I haven't dared to look and check how much time I actually have to devote to my actual assignment. I suppose, instead of blogging, I could do this and make myself panic slightly more. I am expecting my recurrent college dream to re-surface. The one where I've decided to fo back and get my degree but still *&$^ it up. Oh no, that could be reality in a couple of weeks time.
I am hoping that I will be able to do enough to allow myself not to dwell on the 'what-ifs' over the holidays. We don't get our feedback until mid-January. It's a long wait.
Singalong everybody......"All I want for Christmas is my 2:1, my 2:1, my 2:1."