Chee, Edgar
Art Arch. Disc. 1G
October 16, 2009
Final Draft: Why do you do what you do?
I wasn’t always a procrastinator. There were the early years in elementary school and middle school where I would work my hardest and do my homework the day they were assigned. This made me wonder why my older sisters did their homework on Sundays rather than Fridays, when I did them. But then, high school came and the ease of passing classes by cheating or doing the loads of homework hours before they were due without having to memorize what you were learning came as an instinct. Or at least, this was how my school was. Friends were there to talk to you out of drama or get you in it at times. I only procrastinated because that was what every one of my friends did. It was a trend that all high school kids followed. It wasn’t cool to do homework on Fridays right after school because that’s when you could relax and go out to get your mind off of school. But school wasn’t the only thing I procrastinated in. Other things like buying school supplies or clothes, taking care of the laundry, giving the dogs a bath, or eating at home were all things I took my time to get to. I guess, there was no incentive for me to work as hard as I had worked in my younger years. There’s no one forcing me to be here at college, my parents can’t run my life forever and I have to make decisions on my own because I have my own life now. It’s what I do and what I want to do. I let everyone around me make the decisions for me and just followed after. I only did the work quickly because that’s what I was told to do, but now, I make my own decisions and the worst one I have made is to become a procrastinator. Now that I am more liberal, I should choose to do things myself and by myself at times because I can’t wait for someone to tell me what to do. It’s all up to me to complete what is presented and for me to complete my life.

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