Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Sober Thoughts on Day 1, 2008
I woke up this morning with a very simple realization sitting squarely at the forefront of my thoughts: If I want to finish my doctoral dissertation in 2008, I can. I really can. Of course, this will require that I discipline myself to devote every single day to a few hours of structured and focused work, but it is not like I haven't already proven myself with my uncanny capacity to focus and do miraculous things when necessary. I think it's safe to say that I have finally reached a point where the uncertainty and constant anxiety of being a hungry graduate student has not managed to kill me. To the contrary, it has made me stronger.
Now, if I can only manage to find a way to write my dissertation on a beach somewhere. This New England winter is positively killing me.
Happy New Year,