Never Give Up!

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. – Winston Churchill

I was reasonably caught up this week. I managed to do all my homework in advance last week so I could work on a research paper over the weekend. And I made some good headway in the research category; all I needed to do was organize it and get the thing written.

And then I was surprised (despite my obsessively meticulous homework calendar) by about 150 pages of reading. Took a day off work to finish that. Then I was surprised by a biology test. Flying colors. Surprised by a wedding reception (the invitation was lost in the mail, and arrived just as I got home from the reception itself.) Took another day off work. Surprised again by an invitation to the temple wedding (same couple) the next day. Decided to skip class, arranged a ride… and then I was surprised by a vicious cold that kept me from sleeping for the following two nights and sapped a full day of functionality.

And now I’m sitting here trying to keep my head clear enough (under the influence of cold medicine) to try to write a research paper. And I’m not really sure it’s worth staying up any later. I might be heading to bed and waking up early to do homework before church. It’s been a long week. ◊

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