I have lost all motivation
I think completing reading the story completely wiped me out. I have no motivation to learn the Arabic language. I am willfully not doing my homework. I don’t really care about doing well on the final, because I’ve done so well all semester that I’d have to do an abysmal job to get less than an A-. I am sympathetic to everyone who is longing to get back to America, for the one and only reason that for them, this class and their time in the Middle East are coterminous. Fortunately, that isn’t the case for me. But I even lack the motivation to call hostels! I took a nap and read evangelical blogs instead. Blehh.
Four days from now I am ripping every core conversation from this class to shreds, which I will scatter in trash cans all across the Levant, in hopes that future generations will never have to face that sort of misery.