April 22, 2008

The Price Of Slacking Off

I am not a procrastinator. I don't usually leave things till the last minute. I like getting things done and out of the way as soon as possible.
That's why I have my study plan ready a month before my exams.
I don't like stress, and with the whole testing anxiety that Ive got (no signs of getting better) its a lot easier to just start in advance.

BUT, (yes theres a but) since its my last semester I figured why not slack off?
Who cares about grades anyway. I certainly don't. Not one bit, and I'm not being sarcastic.
If I get straight A's or straight D's its not going to make one bit of a difference. So I decided not to attend class unless absolutely necessary. i.e If i get a warning and/or threat about not being able to take my finals due to my excessive absences.
I already missed a bunch of quizzes, and all I keep thinking about is why haven't done this before! not caring is a bliss!

I just discovered why my parents, teachers and whoever else told me not to leave things till the last minute .
Because I never showed up to school I was extremely late finishing up my requirements. I have to have a certain number of clinical hours and cases to be able to take my practical finals.
Last week was my last chance. I left things till the very last day! So i drilled and filled till my fingers went numb.
My god it was hard work! I barely crossed the finish line.

The worst is not over yet.
I'm paying a dear price this week and eating tibin cause I have to take every single one of my practicals! All my subjects.
If it was just work then fine, I can handle that, but a Dr stands next to me and fires questions at me while I work.
So I have to hit the books and review what I think could be possible questions.

Do you know how much work that is!
How much energy it requires!
My roommate got 3 out of the way, some of my friends up to five!
I'm totally hating the extended vacation I gave myself.

I'm worn out just thinking about it!!

Wish me luck people! I need it!
posted by eshda3wa at 12:10 AM


Good Luck Good Luck !! enshallah it will all be over so soon and u'll do great :)

April 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

good luck min galb! jad alh y3enich

April 22, 2008 at 12:46 AM  

Madri shagolich........


April 22, 2008 at 1:55 AM  

thank u babe :*

chinese symbol

allah y3een the both of us !

April 22, 2008 at 1:57 AM  

emwafeega ! and good luck

April 22, 2008 at 3:11 AM  

Although I am liking what I am reading, I can not stop fearing the worse. I keep asking myself, why medicine? I guess that what happens with nerds. Yes we are nerd, wether we like it or not. Ana bad3elech if you promise to do the same to me. But look at the bright side ha? Only few more months and then you will be able to kill kids with congenital heart disease (VDS, PDA) who are not on prophylactic antibiotics?! How cool is that? Not so cool I guess. I am loosing my sanity, that is very sad. So sad...

April 22, 2008 at 3:48 AM  

LOL @ eating tibin.

I work best under pressure, although it is a very risky game. Alas, I never learn from my mistakes. Good luck :)

April 22, 2008 at 4:21 AM  

thank u!

sweet heart u r definitely loosing it.
Allah ywafgik oo ywafg eljamee3 inshallah

beautiful stranger
i dont do too well under pressure

April 22, 2008 at 4:57 AM  

Goodluck, you'll do fine :)

April 22, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

Awal shay GOOOOD Luck, then the medical field is not easy you shouldnt skip or be care free. So, do your best now and then when you are done get a few months of vacation and enjoy life in the heat here :P

April 22, 2008 at 7:57 AM  

It happens.

I hope you get through it in the best way you can

April 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

you are a fighter and you WILL make it... don't think about what other people did... just think about how good you will feel when its all over... :)

April 22, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

Ok there is slacking off and there is tatneesh 3al akher!!! Good luck!

April 22, 2008 at 9:04 AM  

Good luck babes! Take one thing at a time... I know easier said than done... but you dont want to listen to me these days! I am in a very crappy mood LOL so let me end my comment here :-P

April 22, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

7abeebte good luck enshalah kil shay be9eer ok

April 22, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

be positive thats a lesson learned ;) good luck i for one tried to be a slacker but it's not in my nature i worry a lot :P

April 22, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

All the best ! you will get through ! dont worry ! * Prays for Doc*

April 22, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

yalla mwafega dear , i guess you should take ur parents advise afterall :)
Best of luck

April 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM  

Good good luck. Inshallah you'll look back on this and say "It was worth it"...or you'll just never do it again, lol...

You'll be fine, I'm sure...

April 22, 2008 at 1:02 PM  

R u doing dentistry?!
anyway, Good luck dear. all the best inshalla :)

April 22, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

g'luck eshda3wa.. oo stop posting lain u finish

April 22, 2008 at 2:26 PM  

gosh sounds awful!
eshda3wa keep your insanity to be over with all that work.

April 22, 2008 at 3:11 PM  

nerrrrrrrrrrrD :P

April 22, 2008 at 3:52 PM  


I'm so glad i'm over this part of my life!

April 22, 2008 at 4:00 PM  


Good luck;*

April 22, 2008 at 4:07 PM  

Best of luck!

April 22, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

Take a deep breath and tell urself that you can do it cause Im sure you can!

Goooood luck, Inshallah everything will be good and ull go through it with flying colors.

April 22, 2008 at 9:28 PM  

goodluck and wish you more powers

April 22, 2008 at 9:36 PM  

laaa laaa wake up girl ;P wish you the best inshalaaa .. good luck ..

April 22, 2008 at 9:49 PM  

Good luck, it'll be over before you know it. Sadgeeeni se'lay mjarba..

April 22, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

good luck! don't waste more time in blogging duh..

April 23, 2008 at 1:38 AM  

good luck :P

gilna take a break and slack off :P bes the trick is to do it moderately :P

like for instance this week i ditch these classes next week i attend them and ditch the rest :P

its sacrilege to not procrastinate in dooda's world :P

April 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM  

OOhhhh I can sooo relate to you.

I was a major procrasinator last year and I endedup being the last person to finish up my research requirements in my masters program, I had to ask for an extension twice! It was horrible and I never want to be in that position again.

Good luck!

April 23, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

goood luuuck! ;)
bs how come getting straight A's or D's won't make any diff? ;/

April 23, 2008 at 5:16 PM  

Good luck with that, you shouldn't have given yourself that much free time! It feels good but comes back and bites you in the ass!

Your grades are for you, you should really care about them! Not for anyone else! :)

good luck!

April 23, 2008 at 7:50 PM  

I'm going through the same thing!
dnt u just hate that.. lazem el wa7ed ykoon 3enda sor3at badeeha o plenty of memory space in the brains + LOADS of energy.. bas u kno what the best part about it is?
wen the day is over and u hit the sacks, its the best feeling ever!!!

April 23, 2008 at 10:09 PM  

mwfgaaaa inshallah hope you catch up !! *huugs*

April 23, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

Allah e wafgich inshallah, you'll do fine inshallah :)

April 23, 2008 at 11:38 PM  

Good luck, u'll do fine don't worry..

April 24, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

Best of luck eshda3wa, you are close to the finnish line though, that is a fact.
I am a procrastinator, big time and proud of it :P. My last semester 7addy l3abt. glad I left dentistry, but you know aham shay is the board exam and after that its gonna be heaven for u inshallah :)

April 24, 2008 at 2:13 PM  

You can do it! Most likely because you have to, so don't worry, you'll be done with it one way or another... just make sure the quality is in there somewhere :P

April 24, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

i could say you should have known better but "whom am i to say this"
but really i wish u the greatest of the greatest luck in the world and if mashallah u have the ability to organize everything (which i dont have!) u should use it in good ways and not ignore this even for a split second!!
take care and be the 1st!!

April 24, 2008 at 5:55 PM  

Oh i am ashamed to say that I am one of those who who keep things to the last minute.. although i am very organized and neat, i keep things to the end.. donno why!

April 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

I did that same thing one semester and I regretted it afterwards cuz it pulled down my final average which really pissed me off.

But listen, we all go through periods like that. It's only normal. And sometimes it takes phases like that for you to know what you want or what you don't want ;)

I hope you do great and I'm sure you will.

Good Luck!

April 25, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

Goodluck :)
I know how your feeling...My middle name is STRESS...
It's not the grade that's ur health don't do it again to urself :)
I'm sure u'll do good...GOODLUCK again!

April 25, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

Hi! I just saw your super sweet msg and just wanted to leave u a little thank u!
And regarding ur difficulty to read Arabic, Ive been writing in Arabic for only one year and believe me I didn’t think I will pull it off, practice makes perfect I guess lol ! I do try to make my writings very simple.. Being a qualified translator im used to that.
The good news is, Im planning to write only English articles this year, im still not sure of where I will publish them, there is a new magazine concerned with health and family which contacted me regarding this matter.. I think English readers will have the chance to go beyond my articles and straight to my resources since all of the books I use as reference are written in English and translations are not available.
Please do keep coming back to my blog! I promise u more English health articles as soon as possible! Nothing makes me happier than seeing mega sweet comments and emails like yours!

April 25, 2008 at 4:47 PM  

and regarding ur current post, dont be so harsh on urself ! weve all been there .. dont worry, it will all end soon and u will laugh about it i promise :*

April 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

Good luck!!!

April 26, 2008 at 1:41 AM  

Use your wits to get things done at the last minute.

I procrastinate intentionally to see how i can do at the pressing points.

I do it well and usually i find elegant ways of getting things done in the shortest possible time.

It is not advisable to procrastinate, unless you trust your wits and take the responsibility of what you do.

~ Soul

April 26, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

Don't worry you'll be okay :) take care.

April 26, 2008 at 4:10 PM  

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