Snow Day Procrastination

By:Bridget Hellmann

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should’ve been done the day before yesterday.” Never has a quote applied to me more than this one.In an unexpected turn of events Mercy was off school all of last week due to snow and cold temperatures. Thursday and Friday were used as online days where all we had to do was check Blackboard and see what assignments we had to do. Most students checked the assignments on Thursday or Friday right after they were posted, but if you’re a procrastinator like me you probably waited until Sunday night at 8:00pm to see what was due Monday and Tuesday.

It all started on Monday night when I was about to start my math homework that was due on Tuesday. Right as I had my paper numbered and my calculator ready I got the text from Mercy saying that we were off on Tuesday which meant that my math homework wasn’t due until Thursday. So, like any high school junior would do, I put it off with the intent of finishing it by Wednesday. Gradually throughout the week more and more assignments started piling up higher than the snow drifts outside my house.

It’s not like I had been planning all week to wait until Sunday to do homework but more important things came up during the week like sledding, friends,hot chocolate and Netflix. Because in the scheme of things Netflix is always most important. Some people probably spent their Saturday working on what was due for the next week but I spent it watching the first 9 episodes of American Horror Story:Coven. There are only a few thing scarier than AHS but I speak from personal experience when I say that leaving a full week of homework for Sunday night is much scarier. In the end, I didn’t even finish everything that was assigned and I left the math homework that had been due last Tuesday for today in homeroom.It’s okay though because the B-Day assignments aren’t due until tomorrow and I have study hall.

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