Freshman Composition 1
25 September 2009
Who Am I?
I am a procrastinator. I try and put everything off for as long as I can. Almost every little thing in my life since high school has been done at the last minute. I pay my bills at the last minute. I applied to college at the last minute so I wouldn’t lose my Montgomery GI Bill. I do my homework at the last minute (including this essay). I go to work with only a few minutes to spare. I even put off eating until my stomach is hurting. This, of course, has caused me many problems but I cannot seem to stop myself. Anything that interferes with my reading can wait until I am done with this paragraph/chapter/book. I have created numerous plans to help myself overcome this but so far none of them have worked. I apparently do not have the willpower to stick to a plan or schedule when confronted by a book even if it is one I have read already. Other people, including my parents, have tried to help but I do not seem to hear what they are saying. I continue to try and fix this problem but I do not see it being resolved anytime soon.
All in all, I think that my life so far and the teachings I have received both in school and in life have shown that I am not all that unique. While I imagine that these personality traits aren’t that bad compared to some of the ones the people of today have they can cause many problems but I choose to ignore that. My goal in life is to finish college and receive my degree, find a good job that doesn’t monopolize all of my time and read as many books as I can before I either can’t read anymore or I die, whichever comes first. After all, there are worst things I could be doing. Now if you will excuse me, I have to be getting back to the book I was reading.