Christmas day has come and gone and I’m still here tapping away at these keys relentlessly, in hopes of making some significant progress in assignments during my three week vacation from work. However, I think a lot more progress would have happened if I had decided to watch paint peel. I know my one major flaw is to set goals for myself that are far out of reach and near-impossible but that’s me and that will probably always be me. So of course, I had high hopes of accomplishing a great deal in my time off, none of which, I might add, took into account the fact that it was Christmas. This time of year I have many of the usually responsibilities of house cleaning, cooking/baking, shopping for gifts, Christmas dinners and lunches and of course the very significant family time. Now, all of these things are very important to me but didn’t quite fit into the plan I had worked out for myself.
My intention was to have completed an assignment that was due December 23rd long before the due date and to have started the reading and preparation for my next assignment due in February. I should also add that I did hope to get the bulk of my next assignment prepared by the time I had started back work on January 6th. Ha! Meanwhile, I also intended to start preparing research for my dissertation. However, after working tirelessly to ensure the assignment met the expectations of my tutor, I have only managed to get the outline completed for my next assignment and not a single step was made with respect to my dissertation research. Sadly, as I write I still have high hopes of completing the bulk of work for my next assignment before going back to my job. Yes, I know, I’m like a kid that believes in fairytales.
As much as I may not have been in the Christmas spirit because I’m so focused on school, I still really enjoyed and cherished the time I got to spend with family and friends. Even with the Christmas blues it’s so nice to see everyone I love and care about enjoying the season.