it was 22nd july 2005, the day i was supposed to hand in the 5000-word piece.
instead of that, i sent my supervisor an email saying that i couldn’t meet the target
and asking for an extension until next week. he replied right
away and granted my request.
feeling relieved and somewhat charged, i went to the library and
borrowed some books. after a nice dinner and a hot shower, i plopped
myself onto my bed and opened one of them. i decided that from then on
i would devote more of my time and thoughts to my work. i would not let
anything distract me. i would not bulge to any temptations.