Sometimes, people who are driven and obsessive impress me a little bit.  Maybe there is something in their personality that gives them this insatiable drive, that makes them really good at whatever they set their sights on.

And then I think…hello!…I can definitely be obsessive!  And in myself, I don’t think of it as a good thing.  Generally, it seems to be an obsession that takes my mind away from what I am supposed to be focused on.  I have obsessed over Twilight books.  I have obsessed over Matchbox Twenty, Muse, the Jonas Brothers, tons of bands.  I have obsessed over food and weight.  I have obsessed over tiny little things, like for awhile I couldn’t go to sleep until the dishes were done–even at my parents’ house!  My sister Sarah often describes us both as “type A,” which usually means ambitious, driven, striving for excellence, and yes, obsessive.

If only I could channel that obsession to teaching…

You might not hear from me this week on my blog.  Only three weeks until the end of the semester, and I have a lot to do.  I’m going to do what I need to do this week, work my tail off, and try to get a lot of things done.  In effect, I’m hoping to channel some of my ambitious, driven, obsessive tendencies into my job.

Wish me luck!


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