February 28, 2012

Mind Altering State

So this weekend through today, I've spent about 72 hours or more just doing homework from the time I wake up in the morning to the time I go to bed.  I try to finish assignments and then take an hour or so to decompress before moving onto the next assignment.  In between homework, I've had class, work, and observation for school, then more homework.  The end result?  I think I've destroyed my brain.

I am completely disoriented, dizzy, tired.  I honestly can't remember what I did beyond yesterday.  Friday through Sunday is a complete blur.  Yesterday I couldn't remember beyond Sunday.  My body has been run so ragged, that I literally crashed when I came home today.  I thought I was awake and working on other assignments.  When I woke up, it had become dark and I realized I had been sleeping.  I literally could not tell the difference between being awake and asleep anymore.

Trying to come up with something interesting to blog about is a chore.  Trying to form complete sentences is almost impossible.  I have no heart in what I'm saying anymore, I just don't care.  My brain can't concentrate and I'm having a hard time telling if I'm making sense or just rambling on nonsensically.  I feel like I've been drinking without the added euphoria.

In conclusion:  Teachers really should consider how much work students have in other classes.  Assigning a paper that wasn't in the syllabus may be the last straw.  I understand the need to have students do work to show that they're learning something in a class, but ultimately, I'm looking at four more days of doing exactly what I've been doing since Friday night...and I don't know when I'll get a break.

Posting may get more interesting for a while as I slowly descend into madness.

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