I handed in my major presentation and paper for my research class tonight. Provided that all my work is accepted, I now just have one small 5-page paper evaluating my own research methods and learning. Then I can mark this goal done. The paper is due in a week, but it would be so great if I could get it done early.
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Big deadline today.
Last night I took some time out to de-stress after a very difficult work day. I went to yoga class, then had dinner with my boyfriend. I got less than an hour’s work done on school.
However, I am giving myself a pat on the back for seeking balance.
I think I will get at least one of the two assignments due today in on time. I suspect the other will be a couple of days late, which will be OK for this course. I’ve already let my professor know the possibility.
I completed my other course on Tuesday, so it’s just these two big assignments due today and one short paper due next Thursday. If I stay the course, I might finish this semester early. That would be fabulous!
Still plugging away at this. None of the three papers are done yet! But I’m making progress. Unfortunately, I’m also very stressed, but I’m getting close. Just need to get a bit more done tonight…
If I get everything in on time, that is. Today I took a few hours off work and got a bunch done. Still a fair amount to do, but I’m feeling way more on top of this and hopeful that I will be done everything by the 28th or earlier as expected. I aim to have no single assignment in more than three days late, and my final reflection paper in on time!
I’m still having that research problem – trouble getting enough surveys back for my study. I’m definitely short on data. :( Trying not to sweat it too much.
and realized how behind I’ve gotten. Every time I’ve realized this in the past couple of week’s, I’ve kind of pushed the thought away and puttered around some more – but there’s no longer time for that. I need to get down to business. Actually, I’ve almost stopped fighting my procrastinating behavior – it seems to work for me, oddly, so I’ve decided to embrace it. ANYWAY, the time is now. Got in a solid bit of work at a local cafe and now back home. Need to hammer away a bit more but I’m tired from work today and think I’ll take a break first.
Actually, I’m now feeling much better. Think I can hammer out all the research in the next day or so, especially if I take some personal time off work tomorrow afternoon like I’m hoping too and work through the evening. I’ll just have to write it up, and I don’t really think that’ll take long.
The sticking point is the actual research study. I’ve only gotten questionnaires back from 3 participants, which isn’t really enough even given the small scale of this. I’ve got leads on a few more but I’m starting to get stressed about it again. It’s going to be really last minute to analyze my results and get everything written up by next Thursday. It might be time to check in with my professor about whether things might be accepted a little late.
Actually, there’s very little I can do about that problem right now but pray, so I’m trying to let go and not stress about it, and just focus on what needs to be done.
It’s coming down to crunch time and I need to start writing my final research paper. I’m stressed because I am having trouble getting participants for my study, but I have some leads and I’m just trusting it’s all going to come together at the last minute. I think I’m handling the stress pretty well (another one of my goals here!) I’m down to less than three weeks in the semester, and I have to write a 5- to 7-page paper, a 10-page paper, another 5-page paper… and an online presentation. And then I’m done! I can’t wait – but I really can’t put things off any longer, as much as I’d like to.
I got saddled with four courses this summer, instead of my usual two. This is in addition to my full-time job, which is at its busiest now. Because my program is online, we have little choice about what we take when. I finished my elective course just one week late (provided that I pass – I haven’t received any feedback yet). That brings me down to three courses.
I’m caught up on my two regular courses now, but I’m behind in my extra course. There was a 15-page paper due today, but I haven’t even completed the reading for that. Then there is a short 2-page paper due Wednesday. I may be able to get that done on time. Luckily, the professors at my school are usually pretty flexible because they understand that we’re all working pretty tough professional jobs. But I hate having this paper hanging over my head. I’d like to cross this course off my list too, so I can just be down to the usual two classes.
I hope I can get all caught up by July 20. Can’t wait for my next break!