Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Catching Up

I haven’t written in quite a few days now. I had intended to post daily, but I've just been too stressed, busy, and distracted. I've definitely been feeling like I've taken on more than I can handle at this point - I should be at home, with my research, behind my computer and just getting this thing done -- everything needs to be put on hold while I finish up my PhD. I've got a month left - that's not long. From October, I get most of my life back ... but that's not reality at the moment.

I'm not at home. I'm away from most of my resources ... but there is still work to that needs to be done. I've got a conference to present at tomorrow, a draft that should have been handed in a few days ago (luckily it wasn't a fixed deadline, but still ...), a mock viva to prepare for ... and that's just what's happening over the next few days.

Anyway. I guess I'm just in a bit of a panic. My exercise routine has not been going as planned though I’ve managed to squeeze in a few short walks here and there. It’s been rainy and chilly – not the ideal (summer vacation) weather! Still, the cool, crisp air does make me feel energized.

Today I’m off to Bristol to attend the BAAL conference. I’m nervous about tomorrow’s presentation. I feel like there’s extra pressure on me this time as I won a scholarship from the association for this conference so it feels like I really have to deliver a stellar performance. That’ll be tough as I’m feeling quite a bit less than stellar at the moment. Oh well. At least I’ll be in Bristol – a small city, but one I enjoy being in. I hoping to get in at least one long walk by the river and perhaps attempt a short jog in one of the nearby parks … We’ll see. The priority is the presentation – mustn’t lose sight of that!

I hope to be back to my regular posting schedule now … but if I do miss a day or two here and there, not to worry – I’m around somewhere!

1 comment:

  1. You are going to rock the conference!!! :D


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