May 22 2012
Despite finals having end for me about 2 weeks ago, life hasn’t stopped. We’re still in midst of hiring process that will hopefully be over soon. I haven’t had quite as much time for research-related things as a result. My goals are to complete my comprehensive exams in the course of the next month and successfully defend (which means also writing) my dissertation proposal.
However, after the workshop this weekend, I realized how much more balance I need in my life of being away from a computer and these more academic projects so I’ve vowed to try to not to take on more things that I should. My biggest issue is I have these ideas and in my very biased opinion, they’re pretty good. However, I don’t have a group to help execute them so I end up doing things. This is fine typically but I’ve taken on additional responsibilities and seem to have done okay though am tired. I’m hoping things die down a bit more so I can return to more relaxing projects (like this blog).