Instead of having one week to write an essay, I had one day. I don’t know how I managed, but I did. Somehow.
Thankfully, the paper wasn’t too long. I wrote during the day. I took short breaks in between writing the first draft. At night, I edited the essay a few times before submitting it.
At least, this wasn’t an essay for school. It was for a scholarship.
I saved the wrong date. I put in the day winners would be selected rather than the deadline for submission. So I thought I had seven days. But then I checked and realized I only had one. Safe to say, I never want this to happen again.
Of course, it wasn’t the best essay I’ve ever written, but I’m happy with how the paper turned out.
Lesson learned. I should be more careful when noting down dates. Also, next time I’ll check well in advance to see if the deadline is still the same or has changed.
Present me wasn’t pleased with past me. So much for being meticulous.