I was awake before the alarm went off. (As usual) I was tired from my restless night.
When I went to school, I showed a friend one of our assignments, one that I'd spent several hours on. It was six pages long. "When is this due?" I asked. "I didn't write down a due date for this..." and she said, "That? We didn't have to do that. It was something they gave us as an enrichment exercise, if we wanted to do it." Me, shocked, but still holding out hope: "Is it maybe worth extra credit or something?" Nicole: "No."
I was sick to think of how much time I spent on that.