Well, it’s day 10 and I’m 1/3 of the way done with this 30 day blogging challenge. I don’t know about the other bloggers, but I’m really starting to wonder what I got myself into in taking on this challenge.
Everyone knows that college kids are busy and I’m really starting to wonder why I thought I would have time to write blog posts everyday. With a paper, presentation, and test all due at the beginning of this week, let’s just say that it’s been a bit of a rough Monday and I didn’t get as much sleep last night as my mom would tell me I need.
While blogging has been really fun and a great experience it’s also helped me procrastinate even more than I already do, because let’s face it, it’s way more fun to write a blog post than to write a 12 page research paper and I can still say that I’m being productive!
As I thought about how crazy life is with school right now and considered writing about that craziness, I came to the realization that the life of a farmer can be somewhat similar (with maybe a few less parties). Farmers are busy, crazy busy. They don’t really have time to procrastinate either. Livestock and weather don’t plan themselves around your schedule. If a calf needs to be pulled at 2am, so be it. If you have just a “few more acres” left to harvest in a field and it’s going to rain the next day, you just have to realize that the hour of midnight exists for a reason and the headlights on the combine have a purpose as well.
Busy schedules and irregular sleep patterns are sometimes just a part of life. As one of my friends said the other day, “3am exists for a reason, you might as well put the hour to good use.”
I think truth in that statement can be found in both college and farm life, whether we like it or not.
See if the other farm bloggers are managing to keep up with the 30 Day Challenge.