And maybe I'll regret writing this a day from now. Yeah, I probably will. And will I take it down? Maybe. And maybe not.
For those that know me, you'll know that I'm all about time efficiency. My undying determination to pursue a career in transportation planning is all because of time efficiency.
Plainly stated: I HATE ANYONE/ANYTHING THAT WASTES MY TIME.
Yes, I'm aware that "hate" is a strong word. And yes, I do feel the need to use in this context. (I mean, it's a rant! Where else would I use it?)
So let's get on to what's actually annoying me enough to get me blogging instead of reading over water treatment notes and prepping for numerical analysis (ahhhh my two most favourite courses ever. Sense my sarcasm there? ;D).
...Hmmm on second thought, how bout let's NOT go into details. Cuz, well, I've had to repeat myself at least 4 times to people today in the form of an oral rant to keep my insides contained within their respective organs. And we surely don't want anything messy happening, am I right?
So in place of a stormy, anger-management-issue-esque blow-up of a post, I'll just sum it up into a few shorter paragraphs. And I'll be careful not to mention any names/entities that happened to piss me off a considerable amount today - you know, cuz, they might even feel GUILTY reading this. (Inner voice: Pffft. Yeah RIGHT, girl)
I'm in a difficult and competitive program, and everyone who studies where I do knows it. Our schedule? Oh, it's nothing hard - just on some days we have classes from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM with no breaks at all. No biggie.
Look, I'm not bragging. I'm just informing you that we have tough lives. *shrugs*
A boy once asked, "It gets better next year and in the years following this one right?".
A veteran gave a short chuckle, and much to the dismay of the boy replied with "Ohhhhh no it doesn't; it gets harder! You just get used to it!"
And by golly was the man right. It gets harder, exponentially. But us, the ones studying to become professionals, deal with it. We even make sure we have fun things to do in between all the labs, assignments, and fast-paced lectures to keep us sane.
So when I take time out of MY severely packed schedule to accommodate for an event, I expect that I'm putting my hard-earned time to good use. With that being said, I also expect that any thing I do during that period of time is WELL-APPRECIATED by those I'm helping out.
But of course, this clearly wasn't the case. Or else I wouldn't be angry now.
Anyways, after a long talk with those that understand me, I have to say that I've calmed down quite a bit. And so my conclusion(s) is/are:
A) Don't waste my time on people/things that won't show gratitude
B) Only do the things I enjoy, as opposed to contributing time in addition to effort and having a lousy time
Maybe these things will come to you as common sense, but it's always a good reminder to have when one's feeling a tad less than happy.
I've been feeling kinda (or maybe a bit more than kinda) crappy for the past three hours, but looking at these points gets me right back up on my feet and ready to seize tomorrow. Sounds lame but it's true.
So let's act on it.