It’s a very nice feeling to open a fresh, new diary for 2019, and make a list of achievable tasks for the day while having a morning coffee.

On New Year’s Day, I mapped out what my next 12 months will look like. I put semester dates, thesis milestones, deadlines and details of conferences into my diary. I am hoping to submit my thesis in December (which I still think is feasible, and regardless, I aim to complete it). My another resolution is to stay healthy, spend more time outdoors in the fresh air, do more yoga at home and reduce my sugar intake. I start teaching again next week, so this year is going to be extremely intensive.

 

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Week 105 was ‘writing & cooking’

I’ve been writing case histories for my conversation analysis chapter. There are 12 more cases left to analyse, which I’ll work on over the next three months. I am still deciding how each case history should be presented in the chapter.

I’ve also enjoyed cooking. A homemade Japanese meal is real comfort food. It typically includes a bowl of rice, miso soup, salad, omelette, and grilled fish or sashimi. I made miso soup and omelette and added tiny dried shrimps on top of the rice.

 

Thursday dinner: Japanese style meal

 

Friday dinner: Bacon and spinach pasta bake

 

My achievements in Week 105

  • Started working on my conversation analysis chapter by adding five (out of 18) case analyses.

Goals for Week 106

  • Submit my working draft to my supervisors.
  • Make transcripts of two more cases.
  • Prepare for teaching.