What I Really Mean When I Say I Am Doing My Reading for Class
I am very delusional, but happily so.
- •I will spend about ten minutes getting myself "situated" which is what I like to call spending an inordinate amount of time organizing my belongings and choosing a playlist
- •Get out my book and look at the back cover
- •"Okay this doesn't look too bad" or "uh oh this looks very bad"
- •Depending on initial reaction, I will spend another five to ten minutes choosing another song/getting a drink/finding food/looking out a window
- •Get comfortable. Time to crack down!
- •Jk. This never works. There is no comfortable position which I will discover after another ten minutes of stretching, crossing my legs, switching seats etc.
- •Open book. So far so good. The book is open which means I've started, and starting is half the battle right? I've already done more than I expected. Go Emily!
- •Read first paragraph. Seems okay so far. Flick through rest of book and become disheartened due to extreme length and density of said book. Close book.
- •Look out window again. What's that guy doing by that car? He's just unlocking his door. Why does my mind automatically jump to suspicion? Am I a naturally suspicious person? Is it bad or good to be suspicious?
- •Check phone. Realize another five minutes has passed. Oops.
- •Start book again. Get into it. Until I realize I don't know what's going on. Become disheartened again. Realize being disheartened is becoming a steady state of mind. Become disheartened about becoming disheartened.
- •Disheartened has stopped looking like a real word.
- •It's time to go home! Pat myself on the back for a good effort. Reading is hard. I'll check Sparknotes later anyway.