My birthday is July 4th and I’m actually a little excited this year. Last year, I honestly DREADED my 28th birthday. I was having an early, “I’m going to be 30 and I feel so un-accomplished” moment. This year, I still feel rather unaccomplished, or should I say “almost finished” (and not “in-complete”) in some areas, but I am not letting those feelings preoccupy my mind and ruin my celebration!
Also, June is the half-year mark. So many of us decided on New Year’s resolution or set new goals in January, what came of them? I stopped setting New Year’s resolutions a couple of years ago, feeling that I didn’t need a new year to make goals and work toward them. As I near my 29th birthday, I do have some goals to reach before the BIG 3-0!!!! Continue reading
The view. The screen makes the picture look grainy like that. I can't stop staring out the window. It's too beautiful.
It’s such a beautiful day! And, I started it out by going to my favorite kettlebell muscle power class (my arms are now JELLY) and making an omelet “pizza” with eggs, sauteed kale, red and green peppers, and green onions. [Sauteed veggies in coconut oil until soft in cast iron skillet. Poured 4 eggs over of the veggies. Cooked until bottom was set. Finished in a 400 degree oven until top was set. Bon Appetit! I had half for breakfast, will eat the remainder later.] Good morning all around.
I started a new chapter (yippee), but its so hard to concentrate when this is your view (see pic above) and when the breeze just floats in and caresses you oh so gently! LOL, plus, I’m grooving HARD to my “Ledisi” radio station on PandoraOne. I’m being spoiled with Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, The Rippingtons, Kindred The Family Soul, Bilal, Sade, The Fugees, Goapele—all my favorites!
Ok, back to work! Gotta make this day count!
An interview with Crystal of The Yellow Space regarding a recent dissertation chapter she completed (11:19am).
Us (Dissertation Writers Weekly Online Magazine*): So, the chapter is finished?
Crystal of The Yellow Space: Yep!
Two months ago I wrote the first part of this post, Taking Risks, Part I. After I wrote the post, I immediately set out to follow my own advice. I nosed around, meandered in my sources, and wrote and wrote and wrote. Then, I read. Then, I wrote and wrote and wrote some more. Continue reading
Take a seat. The brick wall might have something to show you.
Over the past three months, I have written exclusively about my current health journey. While I will forever be on that journey, I am also on an academic journey. I am a professional at compartmentalization, but many of the lessons that I have learned in my health journey could certainly benefit me in my academic journey. In both my journeys, what has jumped out so clearly to me is my deep AVERSION to risk-taking. This is nothing new for me, I just have not addressed this because, of course, it would involve me taking a risk—in exposing myself. However, as writing has been so instrumental in my health process, I think writing about taking risks (and taking them) will help me in my academic process.