Third Year: Dissertation vs Procrastination Ft. Big Bums


What has even possessed me, or in fact motivated me to write a blog post when I am pretty in deep with my dissertation is beyond me.

Let me explain to you what my dissertation consists of.. (when studying BA Journalism)

So we start with a little baby worth 10%… 


Put it this way.. It was due last year, and i’ve submitted it.

Also. five months later, I have not stuck to the plan I had originally planned on. HAHA. because if I did, then I would have finished the dissertation!

Then there is this 15%… 

THE LITERATURE REVIEW: ‘Feminism in cosmetic surgery’

This consists of 1,500 words on the arguments of feminists in regards to cosmetic surgery over the years (YEARS!) I’ve got books, journals and article all saying the damn same thing – ‘don’t have cosmetic surgery to impress a man or to look like these celebrities people idolise.’ I mean honestly, the thing i’ve read have just made me roll my eyes.

Eventually, we make our way to a section which is worth 25%

THE ACADEMIC ESSAY: ‘The Sexualisation of Hip-Hop/R&B Music – In Relation to Bums’ 

Surprise, surprise. I haven’t started this. Well… I’ve done the research on it. Actually I’m looking forward to writing this – surely this 2,500 word essay will essentially require me to listen to music about big bums and resist the urge to start twerking all over the place? This has the potential to be great!


Then you’ve got the MOTHER at 50%

THE 5-6,OOO FEATURE ARTICLE: “The Rise of the Bum’

So I have basically got a whole load of interview transcripts (*pats shoulder* at least you’ve done the interviews Norresa) six months worth of issues of Cosmopolitan (basically, I’m writing this article as if its for Cosmo – because they are the best magazine ever ever ever) Then, I’ve got a whole load of research.

Okay, so I guess writing it out like that, it doesn’t actually seem that bad. But trust me it is horrible. I would rather play in traffic then continue writing my dissertation.

Did I mention my deadline for my Literature Review is THIS week, and then the last two pieces are due on the 23rd?

I have zero motivation. Nada. Zilch. Finito.. yes, i feel like I am FINISHED in life. haha

I would rather write this blog post, which has no impact on my degree at all, than write the last remaining.. what 10,000 words to my degree. HANG ON.

It’s not 10,000 words. I’ve still got a whole multimedia project to do, a commentary, another essay and other crap to do.

Where was I? Okay, so I have about 20,000 words left to do in less than three week which will all contribute towards my degree, and I don’t want to do anything.


See, I would love to take Ron Burgandy advice, and you know leave things to the last minute…


But then again, I accepted this when I started my degree three years ago…


Oh wait this is EXACTLY what I am doing right now.. at this moment in time.. while writing this blog post…


University has also got my praying.

Every day… every hour…. every minute….


But when I do have a mental break down…


But I guess moaning about what work I have to do… or need to do.. well. I am REQUIRED to do, doesn’t change the fact that it needs to be done and submitted… I’m just going to have to suck it up right? Get the work done? Only three weeks left, then I’ll be doing nothing in my life except moaning at the fact that i have nothing to do. I guess I need to just get on with what I need to..


Because, I’ve nearly completed three years of further education at university…


I’ve also got friends who are going through the exact same situation…


SO. I need to stop this…


And listen to Zac Efron…




  1. 05/05/2014 / 9:48 pm

    Suck it up women and go back to business so you can finally chill when its done!

  2. 08/05/2014 / 12:38 pm

    Thinking of all the work you’re doing (and I will eventually have to do since I have the same major) makes me cringe just thinking about it. I can see myself in the same position honestly. But I am sure you’ll get it all done in time and do great!

    • 08/05/2014 / 12:48 pm

      Hey Tara,

      Trust me, it feels like a huge weight on my shoulders. But, I’m slowly getting through it all. Thanks so much girl! xx

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