Friday Conor (Today's his birthday!) mentioned this song to me a little while back, and I've only now really got into it.
One line in particular jumps out at me:
"I get better as I get more worn down."
This semester I've been really busy. And sometimes in the past I've told people that I'm really busy when I have a task or two I have to do, but this semester is genuinely really busy in a way that I haven't experienced before.
It's been almost two months since I've played a video game, excluding social settings. I've been trying to re-watch The Wire; my goal is to watch one episode every day, but sometimes I don't manage to.
Generally my days this semester consist of waking up (this is the hardest part), eating breakfast, trying to be at class by ten. Classes last until 2 or 3:30, depending on the day; on the 3:30 days I go running and lift immediately after class. Then I shower and eat dinner and I'm done with that by 6:30 or 7. I give myself a little time to play guitar, then I translate latin. I check the news, and then usually I talk to someone on facebook chat and listen to music while I brief cases. (I'm taking a law course this semester.) Sometimes I have to write speeches or papers, too. I'm in bed by midnight on weekdays.
I just read that paragraph over and realized that this is the boringest post in the world.
Improv is my favorite recourse from my relentless schedule; I'm up to 11 hours of improv a week, on weeks that I don't have Titanic shows.
Anyway, the point I think I'm getting at is that this pace is good for me. It requires more responsibility, and while it's grating, it's not impossible.
So cast your own; soldier on.
Sometimes I fall way short on sleep during the weekend; I don't often have spare hours to work on music; a few of my friendships are straddling a very thin line.
But you guys, I am getting so much shit done.
My goal is to push hard all semester so that I can have some leeway next semester, when I'm going to have a house and I'm going to want all the spare time I can get. Hopefully I can do that without crashing. (I hope we're all in crash position when we hit.)
I want to say 'No Distractions,' but truth be told, the Distractions are my favorite part.