Well, this is it. The final two months of my BA in Communications. A 24-month program that has consumed much of my personal spare time, as well as eaten away at both my social and dating lives. Its had me in tears over multiple looming deadlines and jumping for joy over A+ papers returned from some of the most brilliant minds. And July 15, 2012 has been my final deadline, since the day I put a deposit on my spot in the program.
Earlier this week, I started my very last class: Advertising and Public Relations. Sounds fun, right? Seriously, no sarcasm (for once)! I’ve been looking forward to this class since the fall. Years ago, I worked for the Public Affairs Bureau and to this day I still miss the fast pace of marketing, news reporting and speech writing. When I realized this was going to be my final class in the program, I thought there couldn’t have been a better way to end it. The only problem now is that I kinda, sorta, have to rush through it.
When I applied to the Bold Academy, I knew a consequence of going would be having to finish school before leaving. With my fundraising numbers going up, and the potential to earn some extra side income before/during/after, I’ve started getting used to the idea that this is really happening. I’ve put my holiday time in at work, checked out some flight prices and even costed out the option of driving down (you know… just for fun!).
The only thing left standing in the way, besides the obvious fundraising goal, is school. And whether or not I have the ability to squeeze 8 weeks of homework into 5. While I potentially have until June 30th to finish up before flying out, I would like to submit everything even a few days before that. Baby Sis is graduating from high school that week and the fam will be celebrating that + Mom’s birthday (and I guess my own, since I’ll be away for it).
From now until then, I have 5 individual assignments, 2 team assignments and a personal reflection to write and submit. That list doesn’t actually seem too long except for the fact that I… well, I like deadlines. I like them so much that I usually don’t start working on homework assignments until a few days before they are due. While that doesn’t sound like a recipe for success, I have been able to maintain an A-/B+ average through all the madness. But that’s not going to work for my final 5 weeks…
So, to anyone who has recently been or currently is a student, I need your help! Do you have any tricks for how I can get things done ahead of schedule? I was thinking of personally changing all of my deadlines to 1-2 weeks earlier and forcing myself to believe I’ll be docked marks if anything is late!
What do you think? Can I do this!?