Rise up this mornin’, Smiled with the risin’ sun

Hey everyone, it’s been a very busy past week and especially past couple of days. Back-to-back all-nighters have been tough on me and I can tell it has taken its price on me. I’ve only had a couple little naps in the last two days so I’ve been very sleep deprived. I had an essay due today for EPE 100 to go along with a rough draft of an essay for due for ENGL 100 and a math assignment. Don’t you love it when EVERYTHING is due on the same day? I was supposed to have a 6-page essay due for my ECS 100 class today also but it got pushed back till next Thursday, thank god!

I was up all Tuesday night and I completed my EPE essay and my math assignment, which left the English essay for Wednesday night. I had the worst case of writers-block in my life! It was horrible! I sat there trying to figure out what I was going to write about and tried finding relevant literary criticism for me to use within the essay. But I couldn’t come up with anything. It didn’t help that I had a cup of coffee and a homemade ice-coffee creation full of caffeine, hot chocolate mix, and sugar. The lack of sleep mixed with the rush of caffeine pushed my body and mind to the limit, and it was horrible. All I was able to accomplish finding some articles that I might be able to use. So needless to say, I won’t be getting any marks for my rough draft (not that big of a deal, it’s only worth 5% of the essay).

Today has been the longest day of my life as it basically feels like it’s still Tuesday for me. I’ve had a throbbing head ache, my eyes are killing me from starring at a computer screen for so many hours with my contacts in, and I’ve had a bit of a fever to go along with a slightly sore throat. However, the day hasn’t been a complete disaster as I was told of some excellent news. At the end of the summer I applied for the 2011 Len Sitter memorial Scholarship. It is a $2000 scholarship awarded by IAFF~Regina Firefighters Association (my dad is a firefighter, so he was the one who told me to apply). I haven’t thought about it since I handed it in, but today my dad informed me that he got a call saying that I was the winner! It was only the second scholarship I applied to and I have been awarded with both! (The first one was a $500 scholarship from the Board of Education) Apparently I need to start applying to more of them haha. But both have come with a great deal of pride and honor knowing that hard work can pay off. It is something that is going to push me to stop procrastinating so much when it comes to essays, projects, and assignments at the U of R so I can focus on what I’m working on and not on the due date.

My family received some other great news earlier this week as the results from my mother’s cancer test. They discovered that out of 17 lymph nodes (I think that’s what they are called), only 1 had cancer growth. This means that the cancer is only stage 1 and it is very likely that all of the cancer has been removed. Since the 1 had cancer on it, she will still need to take some kind of chemo treatments, however we are hoping that she will only need to take pills. Obviously the best-case scenario would have been that there was no cancer development on the nodes, but this is the second-best thing that could have happened. As my mom said, “This cancer wont know what hit him, cause we’re going to kick its @$$!”

I am hoping to have things slow down this weekend after I catch up on some sleep and then I will catch up to some tech tasks and post about my learning project!

I know it’s not Music Monday, but I’m going to finish this post off with a very suiting song relating to my moms good news. This song is non-other than Bob Marley- Three Little Birds.

“Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright”


About Adam Brock

My name is Adam Brock and I am a third year student at the University of Regina! I am currently in the Secondary Education Program, with plans to major in Mathematics and minor in Outdoor and Physical Education. I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and look forward to travelling after my years at the U of R.

Posted on October 27, 2011, in My thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s great news to hear about your mom Adam and congrats on the scholarship! I’m probably the definition of procrastination so if you come up with a secret trick to get past it let me know!

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