Today has been an unforgettable day for me because I have been awake for 24 hours. It was my first time staying up the whole night without any sleep to work on a project. I should admit that I was not doing well in the subject for the project and I decided to push myself to work as hard as I could on the project, even if it meant a sleepless night. I wouldn’t recommend this study habit frequently, but we all catch ourselves needing the extra hours to finish an assignment.
Below are some of my observations after 24 hours of studying:
- Responsibility is the main factor that kept me moving forward with the project. My responsibility was to finish the project and .
- When the morning came and my work was about to be done, the happiness that I experienced could not be expressed with words. I was extremely excited to turn in my project and the adrenaline kept me alert for the next 12 hours.
- Friends and classmates at JCU kept me encouraged and supported me. When I expressed my doubts by saying that I didn’t think I could do it, they responded: “You can do it; just try to write what is in your head. Just do it.” When I was about to give up, they encouraged me. I really don’t know what I would have done without their encouragement.
- I am making progress. After putting all of my attention into this project, I realized that improvement will come over time. I am just reaching success one step at a time.
I have enjoyed my studies at John Cabot so far. The process of studying is like the process of a stream. It is the ripple that makes the stream even prettier. The final project might not be my best work, but I benefited by doing it. I have learned that some things will not come easily. The memory of this experience will be relevant and meaningful to me in the future.