23 August 2015


I've learned a lot of things in the past couple of years. One thing I've learned above all else, is that avoiding something rarely works. Avoiding something does not prevent it from happening, and it usually makes it far, far worse. Facing things head on is usually the best way to go. So generally I try to just face things. Sometimes I have to work up the courage only to find out it was much simpler than I thought. Usually. This is something I have to relearn over and over again. Although I am getting better at it, I still tend to avoid things that are unpleasant. The last couple of weeks, I've been working on facing all kinds of stuff in my life. Catching up on what I was behind on and working to be present and current in my life. Well, one thing that I have been avoiding big time is my proposal. I've been able to justify my avoidance due to it not having been approved yet, and why work on it when I'm just waiting. But that is a really poor excuse. I should be working on it every day so that I'm ready to go when the approval is given. Also, and I've said this before, all our plans hinge on this thing. I need to get it done in order for us to move forward in our dreams. Ugh!!! So, like everything else in my life I just need to face it. Today I have a bunch of grading to do, but that should not take me too terribly long. After that I'm digging out my proposal and beginning work on it. I think I'll start with the lit review as I think that will help guide the rest of it. I'm not sure, but I need to just dig in and go. Facing demons are never as bad as they seem.

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