Monthly Archives: February 2016

Small Celebration and Conflicts of Productivity

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday! Yesterday, I completed my final interview for my thesis. I am feeling good about this small task… Because it is done. After the completion of the interview, I gain some clarity of the direction and structure of my thesis. I was having a mini panic attack a few weeks ago about the structure. It is still unreal that I am almost done. But I still have a long ways to go…

This comes to my second point of this post, which is productivity. Staying focus is the primary goal. I need to complete the data collection of the thesis. Last step in data collection is completing a focus group aka museum day. The final step would be piecing it all together.

Here is my writing plan (starting Sunday):
Devote 30 minutes a day to thesis writing/research.
Complete 1st draft by the first week of March

I will check-in at the end of the week to update on thesis process and other musing this week. Have a great Tuesday!

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Posted by on February 9, 2016 in Uncategorized


Fighting Procrastinations and Setbacks

As the title suggest, I am fighting… fighting hard. However, failing miserably. This goes back to my self defeating attitude and feelings of inadequacies. I am just not motivated. I am so bogged down from everything this quarter that I am losing motivation. Fighting…Fighting hard to finish school.

What I am really saying is that I am scared… scared to succeed. This happens every time I am close to achieving my goals… I get so scared that I self-sabotage. Why do I do this to myself? Why am I afraid of success? How can I change this behavior?

This behavior has prevented me from truly reaching my potential, from committing to meaningful projects, and from my goals. I say NO MORE!! I am fighting to keep it together and to fight pass this lack of “motivation.” Really look my fear in the face and say, you don’t win, I do.

I missed my Wednesday deadline of constantly writing… but I still manage to write before the end of the week…. baby steps. I need to continue to write something, anything, to stay writing and motivated. The thesis writing is not coming along and I am getting frustrated with myself about it. I need to stop thinking about it and just write. I need to organized this focus group and just write. I can do this. I just need to stay focus and strong. And completely kick fear’s ass! ┬áNext week, final interview. Goals for this weekend: 1) review interview questions 2) review thesis statement 3) complete a writing schedule for thesis

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Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Grad School, Thesis Building, Writing


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