Honestly, you may be surprised to find out that I do not have the best work ethic in the world. I know, I know...shocking in light of how little time I spend on IM, this blog and other such sundry time-wasters throughout my day. But it's true. I am a procrastinator.
I started a new position at the start of the new year which is exciting and little daunting considering my inability to do anything when it's actually due...so this should be interesting.
My friend keeps freaking out every time I say that I don't have a high work ethic because then HOW DID I GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE and especially The University of Pennsylvania (cum laude)???? It must have been so much harder and required so much more work! (haha) Well, I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. Penn, Harvard, Yale, Stanford...they're all full of the same kinds of kids that you find at SLCC and ITT Tech. We just paid more money and get to wear SweatClothes and from our respective schools with an impressive crest logo that identifies us as having paid more money. When we emerge from our protective cacoons of ivy-encrusted 200 year old buildings, we're still goof-off, clock-watching people who wish we were independently wealthy and could write blogs all day long instead of working. I think the difference is that we have much higher expectations to live up to. My friends are editors at international magazines, doctors, federal prosecutors, photojournalists in Cairo, and if I don't get this effing Naturalist Guide Toolkit done, I'm going to end up serving them a slurpee the next time they come to Sundance. But I have often wondered if my editor friend is sitting at her desk IMing her doctor husband (oh wait, they would be using their Blackberry's) instead of proofing photos of Gwyneth Paltrow for the cover.
The point is that it shouldn't surprise you that I'm just like you...or maybe even that you're BETTER than me in this regard. In the end, I'll get the job done and I'll probably do a really good job at it, but not without some serious diversionary tactics.