A colleague of mine said to me last week:
“When you commit to something you don’t do it in moderation do you?”
I laughed and then I starting thinking about what she said. She’s right. When I’m on track, I’m on track! I’ve blogged a lot less frequently because most of my free time is now dedicated to completing my MA degree. I’ve successfully completed 8 courses, I’m currently taking my last taught course this semester and as of January 2015 I’ll be racing towards the finish line of completing my capstone project!
The past year and a half has been a blur of work-hard, play-hard and as a result I came down with three of the worst colds I’ve had in my life. My mom said “You’re pushing yourself too much, you need to take a step back.” She was right too! I’m lucky to be surrounded by such perceptive wise women.
The first goal is:
- Finish the literature review portion of my capstone project by Oct. 31 (this is ambitious considering the number of articles I have to read and summarize)
- Identify the data sets and create data coding sheets by Nov. 9
- Record data by Nov. 30
- Complete data analysis by Dec. 31
These goals should take me to the end of ROW80 round 4 and I will have new writing goals for the first ROW80 round of 2015.
The second goal is:
I’ve always been nervous to write more personal blogs because I use my name and then people at work or friends who happen to Google you can know a LOT about you. I always worried that people would be bored reading a personal blog, but looking at the blogs I subscribe to, the more personal blogs are the ones I read every time they appear in my inbox. The niche blogs are great and informative, but if the title doesn’t interest me, I might not read it. I’ve never been a true niche blogger because I like to write about diverse topics hence why the blog name is The Chron-nicoles. They are my (hi)stories.
On that note, it’s time to go eat some more pumpkin pie.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!