Writer’s Block

I have been suffering from writer’s block. Or exhaustion. Or both.  Who knows.  What I do know is that the last eight weeks are a blur.  And if I’m being really honest, almost all of the days since I returned from Colorado and summer class have been one exhausting


period of time.  Having just finished my first test of my doctoral career, I am trying to take into account the idea that I should be writing.  I need to be writing.  I can’t forget that I am, in fact, a doctoral student.  And so I am starting by writing tonight.  My goal is to write just fifteen minutes a day…to share with any readers my thoughts about what is going on in my life, and I’ve even set my cute timer to let me know when my fifteen minutes are complete.

I am in a bit of a spiral.  Work has been a cycle of never ending moments lately, it seems.  Each of them are relatively energizing and I feel like I’m doing things that are important to improving the campus experience for students most of the time, but the elusive work-life balance which folks talk about continues to evade me.  And with that in mind, I am taking back my experiences.  Refocusing on what I need to do.  Making better choices.

My entire cohort seemed to be a little stressed about tonight’s test.  The additional assignments, the work to meet our

And, this is what my life has become…a series of tangents in which something is eventually accomplished, but it might be difficult to understand how I got there.  But, I’m taking control.  Who knows, I might even brush my teeth twice today… faculty member’s expectations, and other things have come forward as concerns as this semester is a busy one.  I have a to-do list which is added to every hour of the day, without enough things getting crossed off of it.  Today I decided to add an additional management tool to the list and am testing out Wunderlist, an app available from the Google Chrome app store, in attempt to combine my lists.