I did a pretty good job this semester of keeping up with my two online classes. I'd never done the online course thing before and was worried that my procrastination streak might do me in. In the last couple of weeks, life has been very distracting and my schedule relentless... so sure enough, I got behind one unit in my Fire Administration class (not counting the paper) and two units in my Health & Wellness course.
I'm a smart guy -- not genius or anything -- but smart. Yet, I seem to trip up on my own brain like you'd expect a klutz to trip on his own feet. Too often, I let circumstance get in the way of me just doing what it is I can do. The paper was fine example of that... But so was the health class. Initially, I was a little intimidated by the fact that I had to read six chapters and take two tests in a couple of days. And then I remembered that this is freshman level stuff. This is not hard. So, I kicked the course in the head and I've got an A going into the final.
I just don't get why my brain doesn't work like I want it to. Well, actually, I do know why. It's called ADHD, but that's another entry for another time. One of the best ways I can describe life inside my brain is that it's like a giant game of Plinko between my ears. Sometimes, I get lucky and my chip lands in the $10,000 spot. Other times, it doesn't even make it all the way down. This week, I'm enjoying the former.