Showing posts from August 24, 2014


Last night I sat here and did some prepping for the classes I'm taking. I have three classes, two of which will require significant amounts of time. Up until this point I have been skating by with minimum effort. I could do that because I am fairly intelligent and can follow directions. These classes however, and the dissertation I have looming in my future, will take a lot more work. This will require a lot more discipline. I need to figure out some routine that will work for me. That is what this post is about. I need to figure out what my priorities are, what needs to be done to allow those priorities to be first and foremost, and how to live my life around that. I do have to leave for Crossfit in a little bit, so this post will be an ongoing one.

Let's start with my priorities. They are, in no particular order:

CrossfitSchoolworkTeachingWalking the dogsRelaxingEating rightSleep
That is all I can think of at the moment. So let's examine these one by one and see if I c…

Time to catch up

My classes ended last week and new classes start on Tuesday. Since all the information is online, I try to organize information in files so that I don't have to go online every time I want to check something. I have tried printing things out and keeping a binder. That doesn't work. I have created notebooks in OneNote. That doesn't work. I have created folders on OneDrive. That kind of worked. That probably worked better than anything else. I guess I'll go back to that. I also need to keep track of the dates, so I'll mark them all on my desk calendar now. Decisions, decisions, decisions......

This week has been okay. Not great, but better. Food has been so-so. I'm working on eating regularly and that definitely helps things. I'm also not completely exhausted when I get home. I'm still tired, but able to stay awake until bed time. There was no exercise this week, but I'm okay with that. I have to get back into the routine of working out. I'm thi…