Diary Entry #1
I found out today that I have ADD. Unlike ADHD, where the owner of the dysfunction decides to bounce off the walls for no good reason, ADD makes it so I forget or avoid what I’m supposed to be doing. I guess that’s why I never do homework. “That’s just an excuse,” some intellectual reader might respond. Oh really? Is that the case? Let me give you a quick example of my daily routine, you tell me if it’s really just an excuse:
Listen to the scenario (All My Love (remix) – Major Lazer): School finishes and I’m out for the day. God bless. I then proceed to hurry home as soon as possible, ensuring maximum time to engage in games of the video variety. A four-hour binge of an entire Anime season is also an alternative (and completely within the realm of possibility). Maybe tie in some youtube here and there and dinner somewhere in the mix.
Before I know it the clock reads 10pm.
“Oh right, homework. Yes, homework. What was there to do? Like some creative story writing for English, yeah? Plus some math and maybe some science. Sounds like a good 2 hours of work right there. I’m just going to get started on it right now and actually sleep tonight.” -Logic, courtesy of my brain.
Starts with science homework
*Checks science homework online* “Oh, what a pleasant surprise! No science homework assigned for tonight! That saves like half an hour of work!!!” *Proceeds to browse reddit for half an hour*
Before I know it the clock reads 10:30pm.
“An hour and a half of homework to do, guess I’m staying up late… Do I really need to do my English? I can just send my teacher an email explaining my situation. He’ll understand, right?” -My Brain “No no no, you did this yesterday and the day before (and everyday for the last who-knows-how-long), at some point you have to actually do the work.” -Also, My Brain
*Proceeds to take a 1 hour long shower*
Before I know it the clock reads 11:30pm.
*at 12pm, after getting dressed for bed*
“Alright, time to do my math” (me talking to myself)
*Proceeds to finish math homework*
Before I know it the clock reads 12am.
“OK, just 30 to 60 minutes of English, I got this. I can do this before I crash, right?” -My Brain “I mean yeah, but I don’t want to do it right now.” -Also, My Brain “Your kidding, right? You’re doing it, bro. You don’t have a choice in the matter.” -My Brain
*Proceeds to browse the internet for 30 minutes (found an interesting article about how ADD affects a working professional’s job career)*
Before I know it the clock reads 12:30am.
“Do your English” -My Brain
“Yep, no disagreements here.” -Also My Brain
*Ambient noise – A faint humming from an air purifier in the corner of the room. A small orange light that says ‘wash’ on it glows on the top of the machine* “Man, I do love me some crisp air.” -Also, My Brain “What does that even mean? Also the air filter needs to be changed.” -My Brain “Huh, maybe the air in here ain’t as crisp as it once was. Maybe I should change the filter?” -Also, My Brain *brief moment of serious contemplation* “Nah, just do your work bro.” -My Brain “Yeah, not quite feeling it chief. Manual labour most definitely ain’t it.” -Also my brain
“I’m gonna do this in bed.” -Also, My Brain
“Why?” -My Brain “Because it’s comfy.” -Also, My Brain *Climbs into bed with computer. Still hasn’t typed a single word.*
“So does it actually matter what I write about?” -Also, My Brain “Just do something, please!Anything!” -My Brain “Coolio.” -Also, My Brain
I proceeded to use and hour and a half writing a reflection on how bad of a student I am.
Before I know it the clock reads 1:49am
Why do I do this to myself? I need help… I think…
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