31 March 2009

5 Weeks and Counting...

Today it has been 3 weeks since my surgery and I am really feeling like myself again. Food is still entertaining, and I still have protein shakes to scarf down, but it is a little easier each passing day. Things are looking up.

As for the academic side of my life, I have been trying to plan what should be the last year of coursework! I have 12-18 credits left to take. Three of which are proscribed by my program and I am not quite sure about the other 3-9 credits. I meet with my advisor, Pablo, Thursday to hammer out the finale to my academic career. It is very exciting to see the halfway point in the marathon that is my doctoral program. It is also an odd feeling to think that after the coursework is done, I will be on my own, with no net. There isn't someone setting deadlines as to when my drafts are due or I will fail a course.

On the subject of deadlines, I have been way too good at procrastinating this semester. That 1000 word paper, got an A. I know that this
school should come easy to me after 10 plus years, but it is a little scary that I can do this without putting in the effort. It worries me. I have a few papers and projects that I am putting off, alongside all of grading that I have piled up. I need to find a way to stop doing this to myself. Any suggestions? With 5 weeks and counting left to this semester I need to find something to kick me in the butt.


  1. I wish I had some words of wisdom - but I don't!!! Just a little encouragement coming your way. :o)

  2. The only way I can stop things from piling up (especially grading) is to get it done right away. I give a quiz? It's graded later that night. An exam? I'm done grading it three or four days later. The longer it sits around, the less likely I am to jump on top of it.

    I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well after your surgery!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement ladies! I've just been dreading grading the essays that I have because I cant just grade one and come back. Hopefully the break over the next few days will help me catch up. It better.