Today is the beginning of a new semester, and per the norm I am vegging out with my DVR instead of working on my schoolwork.
Every morning when my son was in school, I made it a habit of coming home, putting in a load of laundry or starting the dishwasher and plopping down in front of the television. Come on, it’s 7 o’clock in the morning, the last thing I want to be doing is reading something that is going to make me want to go back to sleep LOL. Now that my son is out of school for the summer (can I get an Amen) I sleep later, but I wake up and do the exact same thing. I veg out in front of the DVR. Or worse, I’ll flip on the Apple TV and start watching something on Netflix.
For those that don’t know Netflix is the devil LOL.
I started trying to push out daily blogs back in March, so that has been another distraction/excuse that I have to keep me from doing my schoolwork.
For those that do not know, I’m an IT student. I do not have the most invigorating textbooks. It can be interesting on some level, but let’s be real, networking is boring. I start reading about protocols, ports, and subnetting and I fall asleep. It’s a dry topic, so sometimes I find it’s hard to sit down and do what needs to be done. I can’t be the only one…
I love the field I have chosen, but the problem with reading textbooks for IT is that sometimes it reads like an owners manual almost. “Insert slot A into Slot B, blah blah blah”. It’s dry. I sit down with the greatest intentions, and the next thing I know I am waking up from a 20 minute nap. So after about a year of this, I have started scheduling procrastination time. I wake up, do whatever needs to be done for the house in the morning, then I watch either something on the DVR, or something on Netflix (lately OITNB) and then I read some of the weeks assignment. I usually have 40ish pages for server and 60ish pages for networking. Sometimes that network reading may have to be done twice for me to absorb it fully. That third class since the move, and since I am so far along in my program has either been English or an Elective. Needless to say, these classes do not get “read”, I skim sections that I may need and just knock out the work. Since the beginning, with the exception of Linux, that 3rd class has always been some kind of common sense class, and yes English is common sense people, we use it every day.
I have a lot buzzing through my head today, and I haven’t even logged in yet. I received an email about my books being delivered to my iPad this morning, but I have not received an email about my Labsims. I know I have 2 weeks before I can order a printed copy of my Security+ book. I can’t forget to do that, I love having a hard copy of my core textbooks. I need to know what my assignments are for the week though. So I guess that means it is time for me to wrap up this blog entry and see who my teachers are and what they have planned for me this semester. BFN!