For some reason the thought “follow through” has kept ringing in my ears. These past few weeks since school started back I have felt exhaustion like I have never felt before in my life. My pain has tripled-quandrupled (didn’t think that was possible) and I can honestly say it is probably because there is just too much going on in my life. I have decided I have to prioritize what I do, how much time I spend on things, and my rest.
I have decided that Thursday nights I have to come home from work and go to bed. I probably won’t sleep but I might. Nevertheless I have to let my body just lay in bed all night to recoup the major energy I have expended on Wednesday night. That allows me to focus more on Friday so I can get some things done. Tonight I finished my draft research questions for both my Commonality Analysis and my System. Lit. Review! YAY! And I have some draft inclusion/exclusion criteria for the SLR. It seems weird..I can be sooo tired but getting into research for me is a thrill! If only I could pass that thrill on to the rest of my homework!!!
Tomorrow and Sunday I am going to be reading a book, writing a paper, preparing for a quiz, reading journal articles, and squeezing in more of my research. Plus, I have some errands and other things I need to do this weekend. One of those “important” things is some self maintenance. I am a huge proponent of taking care of yourself. For some people that might be shopping, hair, etc. for me it is getting a mani/pedi! So tomorrow while I am reading my higher education finance textbook (YES I’m not joking) I will be getting a pedicure! I have to fit it all in! Then I have to go get some new pants…and pick up some more willow bark stuff for my face. Thanks to the predisone I am break out like nothing else! 😦
But I am going to say this! Follow through! That stands out to me so much tonight because I could totally quit this doctoral program. There is no one really saying I cannot..I pay the tuition so I could very easily drop the class. But I started this…I am so close to the finish line. The last thing I want to do is quit! So i’m telling myself tonight…to follow through! To keep going and adjust and make sacrifices now so I that I finish! At least that is what Im saying tonight 🙂 #wearewarriors #wearefighters #spoonies #squeakers