I got really behind my personal deadline for writing the draft. I was distressed about my incapability to deal with it, and I spent the whole week reading, writing and editing. I can describe my Week 22 as ‘a traffic jam’ caused by work I needed to do for the ethics applications, the research protocol, a chapter of the literature review and teaching two different classes. I was stressed out and had some arguments with Luca about our personal issues. That made my mental stress worse! We made friends again though.
Eventually, I finished editing my draft on Sunday night and submitted it the following morning. I managed to deal with everything at the last possible moment. It was such a heavily congested path, so I’m relieved it’s over.
My goals for Week 23:
- Submit my ethics applications to the committee
- Enjoy teaching
- Take a day off
- Bake muffins
- Prepare for a workshop
- Enjoy dinner with my new friends on Friday