Midway through the summer and I've abandoned my gym membership, my college make-up work, and my cleaning pledge. Can I blame the ADHD? Or just the exhaustion?
by Rebeka Covell
Lately, I’ve been so overwhelmed with working every day, picking up extra hours at my part-time job, and still trying to enjoy the summer that I’ve forgotten a few things along the way.
I’ve completely stopped working on making up the work for the incomplete I took last semester. My determination to finish before the last minute faded after about 2 of the 10 assignments. I went to the library probably 5 times, but I dreaded every second of it until I finally convinced myself that other things were more urgent than the homework I had 3 months to complete. I didn’t understand it anyways, and other things have taken priority over Environmental Engineering.
I haven’t been to the gym in over 2 weeks. I was really doing well for a while there; I probably went at least 3 times a week for the first 3 weeks. I actually liked it most of the time, and it definitely gave me more energy. Good thing I only paid for that one month membership, otherwise I’d be throwing $25 down the toilet this month.
I’ve pretty much given up on my disaster of a room, even though it’s impossible to forget about it, because my mom reminds me to clean up every day. I would still like to organize my drawers, so I wouldn’t have a laundry basket full of clean clothes that I washed last week still sitting on my floor, because the drawers are too full.
Often, when I buy things impulsively, I get home and decide I don’t really need/want/like them and I plan to return them ASAP. I even took the time to organize everything that was going back, and put the receipt in the bags with the clothes so I won’t get to the store only to realize I forgot the receipt at home. The only problem? The clothes I organized and planned to return a few weeks ago are still sitting in my room. I really need to find time to go back to the store before the receipts expire, and I’m stuck with clothes I won’t ever wear.
I guess the shoulda, coulda, woulda – and still-need-to-do-eventually’s are going to have to wait a few more days. Maybe after I get some much-needed sleep and relaxation this weekend, I’ll think about starting all the things I’ve left on pause.