As a college student, my hardest task is not completing an assignment, reading 100 pages a night, or even studying for my most difficult final exam. Instead, I require strength of unimaginable proportions to break my habitual routine of:
*check Facebook and hope moms haven’t infiltrated it to the extremes today*
*read three new tweets since last time I refreshed (ONE DIRECTIONNNN, MILEYYYY, SPORTSSSSSS)*
*refresh again just in case*
*get book out of backpack*
*glance at yet another Instagram of the Law Library*
*sigh while signing into my email after I’ve already entered my email & password to get access to UMWireless*
*wonder why MWireless is even a thing*
*delete 3 “nnto: selling Akron ticket!”*
*open book and proceed to read the first three sentences*
*check phone for text messages*
*find no new messages*
*open Buzzfeed because 90s fashion reviews will probably make me feel better about having no friends*
*freak out because stress*
*highlight random sentences in text book that seem important*
*check backpack for snacks*
*google “mono symptoms” because I’m always tired*
The sad truth is that none of my distractions provide me with any skills, knowledge, or information that is in any way relevant to my life or to the life of any remotely successful human being. Having 238 photos pinned on my “Cute Cats” board on Pinterest is not productive. I am also not proud that my tweets/day ratio averages at over 5:1. Therefore, I took the initiative to find a distraction that actually contains meaning and provides inspiration.
This blog embodies the life of a college student and is incredibly relatable to my stressful lifestyle full of uncertainty. It radiates optimism and provides excellent advice. TheBucketListBlog makes me ponder my goals on grander scale than a potential career. I felt mentally refreshed after reading a few posts. This blog is great because it provides me with exactly the opposite of the rest of my meaningless internet meandering. Who knew that reading a blog could be more inspiring than spending 17 minutes scanning www.brainyquote.com/motivation because you wanted your twitter followers to ponder something more than your love of cheese today?
Hopefully I can find the power somewhere to trade some of my obsessive social media stalking with discovering blogs of substance. Maybe I will be able to finish some homework, too.