one of the takeaways from today, from this summer thus far, is that i become roughly 1729% more productive when i take myself to more novel places to work/study
(novel being defined as not inside my room)
taking my laptop downstairs, for starters; editing video in the children’s section of the local library; putting together an application that has p. much changed my life/the rest of my high school career in a hotel room next to a noisy ice machine
oh and hauling my older, heavyweight laptop to bj’s for a something i don’t remember that apparently couldn’t wait.
i’ve been to starbucks precisely four times in my life, two in the last week alone, and each time has been associated with something of a certain magnitude of profundity or absurdness. today i found out that university starbucks contain great and underused study nooks, and that the same can be said of most college campuses, to generalize.
i was seriously considering driving up to uci after school every day to get stuff done their b/c the vibe is so conductive to doing so. (until i remembered that my parking permit will have expired at the end of this month.)
i am already (looking forward??) to senior year, but not w/out some trepidation and apprehension. the past two weeks have served as a reminder of finals week, and tomorrow only promises to be busier. i knew that i’d someday have to confront the need to meticulously timeblock each waking hour my day, just to make sure i’m not going too insane. that time is
tomorrow now. may the productivity gods be with us all.
on a tangentially-related note, figuring out how to massively simplify an intimidating excel spreadsheet is a really gr8 feeling. especially knowing that i didn’t have many other distractions to keep me from figuring out that an =IF formula required more than two parameters.