I'll Do It Later

Suddenly I admired a quality my dad possessed that I clearly lacked—preparation.
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Why didn't I listen to Dad and start this project earlier? I thought. I'm so stupid!

Suddenly I admired another quality my dad possessed that I clearly lacked—preparation.

I'm sorry, Lord, I prayed. I know I brought this on myself. Please just get me through this project and I promise never to procrastinate again—well, not to this degree, at least!

I spent the next couple of hours reconstructing my essay—as best as I could remember it—on my dad's laptop. My rushed and sloppy work was reflected in my mediocre grade.

That whole experience taught me two things: the importance of planning ahead and the value of listening to my parents' advice. Oh, and it's also clear to me now why God so wisely invented sleep!

Joe Magro who will start his senior year in the fall, was once given the "Mr. Sit Down and Shut Up" award by his soccer team.


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