Every time I talk about procrastinating, my boyfriend reminds me, “Procrastination is like masturbation. In the end, you’re only screwing yourself.” While it is true, a constant lack of completion despite working on projects can make working difficult. See the gif below for my current state. I have a short essay due tomorrow in a class where I feel I am constantly on the cusp of being behind. I also have over 200 videos to analyze for my thesis, and I have to make sure my partner reviews them, too. I haven’t balanced my checkbook in almost four months, and I may say “forget it. I’ll start over with the bank’s numbers,” because the balance is so off.
I decided I need to finish booking my Australia trip in order to cross it off the list. I have other things to do, but it’s getting to the zero hour for booking. I can write my ethnomusicology review after.
Also, I have decided pursuing a PhD in ethnomusicology isn’t for me. While I love foreign places and music, I think spending another three or four years in school is something I do not want to do. I want to see the world. Maybe after I work for a few more years I will go back to school for a PhD in one of my areas of interest, but right now, I need a break. I would also like to be financially independent.