I’m reminded of several unfortunate moments in my academic career where I assumed that a project would be much simpler than it turned out to be. No, not simpler, per se, but less time-consuming. Where you sit down a couple nights before it’s due and say, “OK, time to crank this bad boy out.” Then, once you’ve started, you look at the scope of the project and realize that you may not get the luxury of sleep in the next day or two.
I just had a moment like that.
There are times when sticking by your guns and not working until a particular issue (say, the issue of getting paid) gets resolved ends up backfiring. This is one of those times.
Tomorrow evening is going to be spent working on my next contracting project, the one that my contact suggested I might want to start on over this past weekend. I’m going to be possibly eating dinner at my desk, and definitely working from 6pm through to 10pm, at which point I hope to be finished and able to go to bed. If not… I’ll stay up until it IS finished. The proof is due Thursday.
Now I know. Sometimes I can be such a stubborn dumbass. *shakes head*