Rant of the Day: The break is over
It took me this long to get out of my own mental rut. I was heavily discouraged by last semester's grades, so it was difficult for me to exit my depressed state of mind. After this many semesters of less than mediocre performance, what more could I do? What's the point in trying when things could stay the same, or even worsen?
But now that phase is passed. I'm feeling more refreshed as of late, and with the semester moving toward the midpoint, it's time for me to really kick things into gear and get crackin' with the job search and hitting the books. I have friends who're routinely staying up until 1am to get work done. I can't get left behind in the dust. I need to draw up my own routine and stick with it. I'll always be aware that there are limits to my aptitude. But as I learned after receiving an above average grade in a class that was packed with top-ranked kids, I can still pull off decent grades if I just pace things step by step and go by the book and apply a few tricks on the side. I just need to retool my strategy slightly and set up a gameplan. I've learned how the system works. Now is the time to step forward and do what I can to bring my grades up, even if just a little!