edu180atl: katie story 11.8.11
Light streamed into my bedroom window and playfully danced on my sheets. First thought, thank you for election days! Normally a Tuesday would mean not even halfway done with the week. But today, it means no school. And of course, the no school to-do list. My mother’s? Write your essay. Mine? Paint my toenails, vacuum, and start that darn dialectical journal for Lang. So now it’s a little after 2 and only 1/3 of those things have been done. I’ve learned that even with the best of intentions and greatest of will-power life is going to interfere and keep your list always unfinished. Sometimes life comes in the form of a travel channel show documenting life in Japan. Or maybe life gets you lost in a backwoods town in Georgia while you desperately try to find a state park. Maybe I’ve always known that life has its own agenda, indiscernible from my own, but today I’ve just accepted it. Life doesn’t care if you have a deadline, you’re late to a friend’s birthday dinner, or you really don’t want to see those people at a Day of the Dead festival. Life, while being a truly awesome breakfast cereal, can really put a damper on things when you just need something to be finished. Life has its own plan and if that plan involves three more hours of “How I Met Your Mother” reruns, so be it.
About the Author: Katie Story is 16 years old and doesn’t really know who she is yet, but will let you know when she finds out.
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