Wednesday, 4 January 2012

It's Been Awhile...And Honestly It Might Be A While More

Two hours + 13 problems + 3.5 years without a math class = one very frustrated college student.
I can barely finish the assignment and the idea of getting an A is laughable. I may not even pass. It's the beginning of the quarter and I've already been utterly defeated by homework.

But, as I throw down my math notebook and triumphantly staple the work together, I know that if this is what it takes, I will do it. Two hours, three hours, every single night, struggling for that ever elusive good grade. I will do it. I have a bright shiny A in my dreams, and I'm going for it.

Ain't that how writing goes?

We know, as we struggle, pray, and wrestle with words, that publishing is a distant dream. The idea of writing a best-seller? Laughable. But we do it anyway. At that very bottom point, at the depth of our self-deprication and hopelessness, that's where the tough stuff comes out.

I will do it. If it takes hours and days and weeks and months for a single paragraph, I will do it.

What about you?

Now - off to face accounting homework!



Slamdunk said...

Ahh, math. I had to struggle and struggle before I came close to getting it. I was jealous of those who just seemed to know it instantly.

Best wishes with your semester and in 2012.

Marsha Sigman said...

Ahhhh...yeah. Have fun with You know it's what I do but it's not like I love it.

Math only makes sense in terms of money to me. I try not to question that too much.

Christina Lee said...

Oh I am with all the way!!! (math--EEE)!

Carrie Butler said...

I would rather write nonstop for two days, than do a single math assignment. I feel your pain. ;)

Go, Bethany! You can do it!

Jenna Blake Morris said...

My biggest problem with math is that it bores me so much. I can't find anything interesting in it. Great writing analogy, though -- and good luck with your homework!

Lauren W. said...

I had to meet with the professor every night before a test in Organic Chemistry. It worked though, I got a B+! You can do it!

Tamara Epps said...

Wow, your determination and dedication are truly inspiring. I feel certain that you will eventually get what you are aiming for as I get the impression you won't be quitting anytime soon.