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An Open Letter to My Motivation

To my missing motivation:

I understand we haven’t been on the best of terms lately. It’s my fault. I won’t make any excuses or try to divert the attention away from myself any longer. I pushed you away.

I guess it’s pretty cliché, actually: a clear case of commitment issues. It started to feel like I was suffocating. And Netflix tempted me like never before. Hulu begged for me back with a two week trial. I mean, how can I pass up an offer like that? Especially when The Mindy Project now only streams on Hulu.

Christmas music called for me, inviting me to cozy up to the fireplace with a little Michael Bublé and hot chocolate. It pleated with me to take some time to watch “25 Days of Christmas” and be chilly (the December edition of “Netflix and Chill”). Who can study under those conditions?

Like I said, I’m not trying to make excuses. I’m simply presenting the facts. That two hour trip to Target the other day was completely justified. You don’t want me to make impulse buys, do you?

I know, I know. Finals are coming up, and you have my best interest in mind. It’s not that I don’t want to do well on my tests, really. We always seem to grow distant after Thanksgiving, though. But I’m tired of that.

Please, give me another chance. I’m going to show you that you mean the world to me. We belong together. 

I want you back. Sincerely, 

Your Typical College Student

You know where to find me. 

P.S. I wrote this while avoiding studying for my test on Monday. Oops! I’ll be better next time.

Taylor Shiff is a Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Communication Arts-Radio/TV/Film, with a Digital Studies certificate. She is a yogi, cupcake enthusiast and superfan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Taylor is also the writer behind the blog, "Life in the Lost and Found Bin", at http://www.lifeinthelostandfoundbin.com
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