Tuesday: The never-ending paper

My MFA program threw a 20 page paper at me in January, a requirement that I immediately resented.  I do understand that writers need to read critically and analyze other people’s writing.  I just haven’t been in the mood.  So I put the paper off, waiting until I wanted to start writing.

That never happened though, so here I am, hoping to finish it today.  This paper highlights the feeling that I have had ever since I joined the work force after finishing college.

I feel like the work that I do is not my own.

I admit that it sounds like a silly complaint, especially since all I do is teach yoga while I finish up my work for this MFA.  I could have five kids to support.  I could be in a labor camp digging ditches.  Teaching yoga and writing papers ranks pretty low in the time commitment arena.

I wonder if most adults feel like this.  Who, really, is doing work that they can call their own?  Directors?  Business owners? Heads of companies? Certainly not the majority of Americans shuffling papers around a cubicle or carrying plates of food to grumbling patrons.

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~ by Clickity Clack on February 22, 2011.

2 Responses to “Tuesday: The never-ending paper”

  1. Hey! “Digging ditches!?” “Plates of Food to grumblers!?” Feel like I have read this stuff before somewhere…

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