It’s Friday night, and I spent most of it grading as I usually do.
Because of course I didn’t manage to grade more than a paper or two during the week.
The good news is that I figured out why I was having such a hard time getting started. I mean, sure, a huge part of it is that I just did not want to do it, and it’s more fun to bitch about grading than actually grade.
But it turns out I was also just exhausted. I took a two-hour nap today, and when I woke up, I was actually willing (and able) to tackle the stack.
My friend Holly suggested I do a marathon grading session, so I can be finished tonight and enjoy spring break (which I am officially on, yay). And I tried, I really did. But, you know.
I mean, maybe some people can finish more than one class, but I can’t. Especially when the papers aren’t very good.
But! The good news is that I did manage to get one class finished, and now I only have one class to go. The other good news is that the class I have left is relatively small, so I should be able to knock those papers out, say, Sunday. And then. THEN! I can enjoy the rest of my spring break with zero grading.
And then it’ll be back to reality.