Thursday, March 14, 2019

Day 166

It's 12:17 am, and I just realized I didn't press "Publish" on this post. Oops. It's still March 13 in other time zones, though!

This evening, I was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society, which was very exciting because one of my goals during my doctoral program was to be invited to join, and it happened sooner than I expected. Check that one off of the list.

Phi Kappa Phi's name comes from the Greek motto, Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn, which translates to, "Let the love of learning rule humanity.” Seems like a good idea to me. I really do love learning. I don't think I would have chosen to take the next steps in my education if I didn't love learning. Still, there are some times when I am not as responsible with my schooling as I probably should be, and I end up being caught in a pattern of behavior that I don't particularly like but that I also fail to change.

Last semester, it was reading Ebony and Ivy. Admittedly, it was tough read in many ways, but spreading out the reading over a few days made it easier to digest. Even knowing that, however, more times than not I was reading Ebony and Ivy on Monday night before I had class on Tuesday afternoon. This semester, it's the same story with Wednesday nights and The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management. To its credit, I'm finding this semester's text to be easier to take in, but why do I allow myself to put off reading it until Wednesday night? This week has been busy, so I'm allowing myself some slack, but I definitely opted to do other items on my to do list before I cracked open my book, which means I'm allowing my silly behavior to continue. So, a goal for the rest of this semester is to do a better job letting the love of learning guide my studies instead of the love of cream, napping, or playing games on my iPad.

Something that made today great: Mini cheesecakes for dessert!
Time I woke up: 8:30 I think.

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