And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from."
The project started two months ago, the task; creating an epic poem consisting of ten books. When it was first assigned, I had a head injury, and was not expecting to do this project. With some rest, my head recovered quickly, and I decided to give this project a try. I started after most people, but I found this misfortune was not an excuse for me to blow off work that my fellow classmates were doing. Over the next couple of weeks, I worked on the project in bits and pieces. After the first three weeks, I was only a book into my epic poem. At this point, I knew I was slowly falling behind in the race to finish this project. I remained calm, and always told myself I would be able to find more time to work on it; however, this was not the case, and only later would I look in the mirror and see that I needed help.
Two weeks later, in early April, I had only completed the second book in my epic poem. By now, most of my classmates were wrapping up their Epic Poem projects, and turning them in. Although I felt nervous knowing I was not finished, I kept telling myself I was going to get it done. In the upcoming month, whenever there was a time I thought that I should work on the epic poem, there was another thought saying I would be able to do it later.
Here I am now, writing this reflection. I have been working hard this week to make progress on my Epic Poem because it is due later this week. The upsetting part is that I am only finished with the third book. Even if I was to work for hours a day on the poem, I would not meet the project deadline. For all those times I told myself not to worry, I feel ashamed of myself. For all the times I put this project aside; saying I would get to it later, I regret lying to myself. If only I had known earlier that none of this would have happened if I had put in ten minutes per day to work on this project, just ten minutes!
Although the final result of this experience is negative, I believe I have gained more than I have lost. This experience of mine will surely change me for the better. For all of you who have read this, especially students, listen to these words:
Assignments or projects can make you feel uneasy, but I promise you, if you accept the challenge, and put in small amounts of work each day, it will benefit you in the future.
For me, I learned this lesson a little too late, but it will surely help me for next time.