25 March 2017

Time to really commit

Well, I've been dancing around a couple of things for the past few months and I think it is finally time to just commit. I have come to accept the fact that I cannot focus my energies on too many different things at one time. When I do that nothing gets done properly and I feel discouraged. But, by the same token, I need to get some things done and I need to devote time and energy to them. So I am narrowing my focus down to just 2 things. My dissertation and 10,000 steps a day. That's it. Well, work too, but that will happen when I'm at work and not at home. Everything else will have to fit around those 2 things. I need to step up my dissertation game and I think I'm in a position to do that now. I have my room all set up for dissertation writing and I have used it a couple of times this week, but I need to be in there more. Here's the way last week went. I came home from school and sat glassy-eyed in front of the TV for a while. Then when it cools, about 5:30, we walk the dogs, come home, eat dinner, I clean up, and boom it's after 7 pm. By that time I'm pretty tired and just want to chill before bed. So I think I need to flip things around. I get home from school around 3:30-4:00 and have a good hour and half to two hours before we walk the dogs. Now I have been using that time to relax and basically, do nothing after school, but I think I'm going to use that time to work on my dissertation. When I come home I'm really tired, I mean reeeeeeaaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy tired, but on Thursday I rode my bike home and was not that tired at all. So I think I can work it out so that I do my dissertation work earlier and then after we walk the dogs I'm done for the night. Or I could work for a little longer, we'll see. But I do know that I have to switch things up and get more work done.

Well, it is a couple of hours later now. We went to the dog park and then had breakfast at Applebee's with a couple from the dog park. Nice people. It was fun to just sit and talk with another couple for a bit. Now there is nothing to do until the reception tonight. We have to go to Walt's son's wedding reception. I am not that excited to go, but it will probably be fun. Right now though I need to get some work done on my dissertation.

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