“If You Knew My Story”: Notes from an Anxious final-stage Doctoral Candidate

(written while listening to the Bright Star OCR)

I’m about two months away (9 weeks exactly) from submitting my thesis and I’ve noticed a few new developments:

  1. I’m now a BIG fan of wine (or port) or beer or a G & T at the end of the day
  2. My work-ethic has improved dramatically, because of my eminent deadline. Potentially, to the detriment of my overall sanity. I didn’t leave the house for 48 hours at one point this week.
  3. I’m not as interested in going on FB (there’s other reasons for that, but whatevs)
  4. I’ve dedicated more time to exciting creative projects than I have in YEARS

Basically, I now remember that “I don’t have time to…” is more a state of mind than a state of reality.

I want my life to be busy and complex and weird and exhausting. It’s a choice I’ve made :0) I’ve only been able to make this choice because I feel centered in my own skin and my own mind.


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