Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dissertation-alooza, Day Three and Four!

It's odd how this whole writing thing works sometimes.  Yesterday was not so productive but today was super productive.  So productive, in fact, that I am done with revising and redoing Chapter 3, a whole day early!

Alright, I can't be going crazy with opening champagne yet but ... maybe this day earns me at least one cold cider, eh?

Yesterday, I went to my hot yoga class over in Edwardsville and suffered like you wouldn't believe!  I don't get it -- Monday was my first class back in like forever and I didn't struggle nearly as much as I struggled in yesterday's class.  The minute I walked in the door I was hot, hot, hot.  I had to take a resting pose for at least half of the class (I would try to do the first set of a movement but then usually couldn't follow through with the second set).  After the class ended, I went to my friend Peggy's house (she lives close to the yoga studio) and we did a fabulous five mile-ish walk in the trails enjoying the fabulously warm day we had yesterday (and it is easier to exercise, of course, when you are doing it with a friend and talking the whole time!).  But by the time I got home in the afternoon, I had a bunch of errands to take care of, a dinner to pull together, and I basically did very little on the dissertation front.

But today has been the opposite!  I did take a break in the mid-afternoon while I took Stella to the dog park but other than that -- work, work, work.  I think I was on a role.  I managed to thread all the sections together (there is still one rough-ish spot I think) and redo an introduction and conclusion to the chapter. Do I think it is the greatest thing that I have ever written?  No -- but it does feel "good" so maybe that is enough to make it work (I keep thinking that everyone keeps telling me that a done dissertation = good dissertation).  And I can't quite describe it, but there is this tingling of a feeling that maybe I will, indeed, finish this whole thing!

2 comments:

  1. Yay!!! (I feel that way about poems and paintings. You have to put them away to drink sometimes or they will make you see spiders the size of godzilla. xo :)

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