Back on campus, classes start tomorrow. I guess this is the last post in the Summer ’11 category.
Ten page paper. Check. Summer course. Check. Five weeks in Paris. Check.
Sadly, today was my last full day in Paris. Almost went to Versailles again, but since I’ve already seen the gardens and since the weather today was equally bad, I decided to stay in Paris and check as many remaining things off my list as possible:
Pretty successful solo day, if I say so myself. Now, doing a few last loads of laundry, cooking as much of my food as possible for dinner, and going out with my class one last time.
Tomorrow, I might try to get to the Centre Pompidou and Luxembourg Gardens if I have time. Packing in the morning, hopefully getting my key deposit back, then catching a 5 PM train to Saarbrücken. Spending the evening there, heading to Luxembourg on Saturday, and then Munich on Sunday, where I’ll spend the rest of the week. Tentatively arriving in Geneva on Friday night, in time for Geneva day on the 13th. Then chilling there until the 18th, when I finally fly back to the US! Spending a day or two in the city, and then heading back to campus (?!?!?!?!).
Together, these observations/random thoughts prompted even more contemplation than usual about productivity, potential and achievement, constraints.
How to get things done? Simply create a situation in which the task is the most compelling alternative. Preferably not by relying on urgency.