Missing a deadline never feels good. The worst is the moment that you realize it. It may come 1 minutes, 1 hour, or in my case, 1 whole day after you were supposed to get something done.
However, no matter when it comes, it always feels the same, like a two-hundred pound boulder in your stomach, a boulder that doubles as a butterfly sanctuary. Arrg. Although this feeling is a terrible one, when it happens you have to buck up, power through, and own up to your mistake.
You may be wondering, “So Nick, what did you forget this time? You screwed up at your internship didn’t you!”
To answer your question, no — thankfully. However, I did forget to write a blog post yesterday — Josh, forgive me. But I am trying to take this mistake in stride and think of it as a lesson.
Just when I thought I had everything under control and life was going good, I let an assignment slip through the cracks. In the grand scheme of things, missing this assignment may not be the worst thing I have ever done, but in the worst case scenario, it has the potential to keep me from graduating. I don’t think that Josh would be that cruel, but maybe if I never made up the assignment he would be.
I think there is a valuable lesson here: “No matter how many responsibility you take on, be sure to treat each one of them seriously, no matter how big or small. To quote the cyborg in Prometheus quoting Lawrence of Arabia, “Big things have small beginnings.” You never know how missing something that seems unimportant when compared to your other obligations, will affect you.
Here is a link to some ways to NEVER miss deadlines. This is more for me than you.
Besides this mistake, everything is going well with me.
I hope everyone else is doing the same.