Monday, November 19, 2018

Day 1

I forgot that today was Day 1 when I came here to write that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I guess it's that way with my blogging challenge. This is my 100th consecutive daily blog post, which means I have completed the challenge I made to myself; perhaps I'll use Day 0 to reflect on the past 100 days. I already have a few other plans brewing. What I came to discuss, though, was how the end of my semester is drawing near, and I can see the end.

As much fun as I have had while working on assignments for school lately (and I say that with no sarcasm), I am starting to wear down with the late nights. Tomorrow, I have a statistics quiz, and after I turn around from that, I'll have a project due the next Tuesday, then the final on December 4. There's a light at the end of the tunnel, but this is one long tunnel.

Outside of statistics, I have small edits to make to my Foundations paper (my draft would've earned me 93/100, but I want more!), and I still need to study for my Intro to Scholarship final on December 3.

While I wouldn't say I am overwhelmed by all that's left to do, I could certainly use some extra days in there to rest. I'm looking forward to my race this weekend, and there will be time on Friday (before the race) and Saturday night/Sunday morning (after the race but before I head home to Baton Rouge) to do some of this work, but I wish I could build in a little more time for rest and relaxation. The holiday on Thursday will be wonderful, and I am looking forward to family time, but I wish I had teleportation abilities so I could save on the travel time.

Whew, I'm whiny. As I've said, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, but like in a trail race, being able to see the finish line doesn't mean there aren't roots that could still trip me up. I have to keep picking up both feet to avoid the things that could trip me up between now and the end. I have a plan, and in 15 days, my first semester of doctoral classes will be all wrapped up, but I'm sad when I think about the lack of sleep I'll probably experience over those 15 days. I'm going to make myself something caffeinated to drink and keep pushing like my GOTR 5K bandana said. Maybe I need to wear that bandana every day.

I love this free stock photo from Pixabay. There are probably some sneaky roots on that trail.

Something that made today great: Treadmill running at lunch! I climbed 1,447 feet over 4.52 miles.
Time I woke up: 7:53 am


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  3. Those were full of typos so third time’s the charm.

    One and done.

    I have enjoyed following along on these one hundred days. It definitely had mean reminiscing of the early 2000s and our diaryland journals and it was often wonderful to step into your world, if only briefly, each day.

    Congratulations on successfully completing this 100 day marathon.

    I know you will be successful and satisfied with the completion of your first doctoral semester, and you’ll have this to look back on the experience.

    Thanks for the read Kim.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    My best,