Revisions, Revisions, Revisions

So many revisions. I’m making progress, although it doesn’t always feel that way. And this week is rushing by so fast. So much to do, no where near enough time. And, of course, because there’s so much to do, it’s hard staying focused on the task at hand and using my time as wisely as…

Made it to Wednesday

I have to say, there were points yesterday where I didn’t think I’d make it. But here we are, and it’s Wednesday, and we look mostly on track for the rest of the week. On one hand, I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday. We’ve already done so much this week that even just thinking that…

I will feel productive if…

dreadsci here! akajb invited me to guest-post ages ago and I’m finally going to do it. 8-year PhD, ABD for the last three. *sigh* One of the things I’m working on in the ongoing quest to be (and feel) successful in grad school is my own expectation management. I always want to do a lot.…

How do you spark an idea?

I’ve been reading papers. Of course, I’ve started by finding the shortest ones and reading those first. Which, while gratifying right now, is going to mean soon all the papers I have to read are long. And I’ve been really hoping the paper reading was going to help spark an idea. But so far, no…

Two more years???

I have to admit, that I’m kind of reeling as I write this. So if it doesn’t make a ton of sense, that’s why. In a meeting today (which is now yesterday as you read this), my supervisor mentioned that he thinks I’m about 2 years away from finishing my degree. Two years. Two Years! TWO YEARS! …