- Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 -- 8:30pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Fellow Chef: Matt
- Dining Companions: Matty, Glen, Genevieve, and Ana
- Recipe Rating: B-
Before I left for Christmas Haynes started giving me a hard time about setting concrete goals for myself with respect to the writing up of my dissertation. Haynes' advice is usually right (I can't think of any instance, actually, when he has given me poor advice...) so I have been goal-setting. It's true that I get more done when I have a very concrete timeline. It also makes me much less stressed out. In August I was worrying a lot about job applications, so I made a timeline of what I was going to do every day between the middle of August and the middle of October. That was perhaps a little obsessive! Of course eventually I got off my schedule, but it helped. I am hoping to stay on track with my thesis schedule for as long as possible (or until I am done!). The exciting thing is that it is really starting to look like a dissertation! Even a few months ago it seemed infathomable to me that I would ever have a completed thesis in my hand, but now I am almost there... Who knew!?!?