"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way." -Juan Ramon Jiminez

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I am one of those people who tries to create a routine and stick to it. It helps me become organized. It's one of those things people do at the beginning of a new school year. "This year, I will accomplish so on and so forth." People like me, by this time of year, have fallen apart. The first semester or so I get good grades, and then I start slipping. The binders I kept so neat for the entire year grow littered with loose papers, the covers begin falling off my books, my three-hole puncher chips. The year goes on, and my motivation to work, and thus improve myself, falters. I start to write new rules into the routine. "Well, I was sick that day," "Well, if it's after this time, I'll just put it off until lunch." This goes on until the routine is gone. People like me often promise to start new routines, but at a later time, which is essentially just another rationalization for the fact that they should already be doing those things. That being said, I'm going back to the routine again... Wednesday.


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