We've talked before about trying to bottle all the Good Stuff of conferencing, the enthusiasm, the sense of possibility and excitement, and I'm sure we've talked about the Bad Stuff (Career Envy, Mentor Envy, relapses into Imposter Syndrome, Exhaustion, Job Not Stopping Whilst We Conference etc.), but this week I'd like to talk about this one specific aspect, the distance from the hurly-burly without taking a complete break from work which sometimes opens up new perspectives on problems that seem intractable, and is particularly useful for helping to recalibrate priorities. or is that something other people don't experience?
2. Redo methods, and tweak significance, so I can finally resubmit Whk
3. 2 hours on revisions CR
4. 2 hours on ppw
5. 2 hours on ms for MR
3. Restore/maintain working sleep schedule.
4. Make progress on Revision #1.
5. 2 or more hours' worth of Administrivia, mainly personal or involving travel plans.
6. Another round of weeding nasty invasive species that spread via roots.
7. Two hours basement sorting.
8. 30-60 minutes a day of translation work.
9. Return more books.
Farmstead: I'm starting to see that the farmstead stuff is integral to my health, fortifying. Keep it up.
Family: Be mellow as much as possible. The work is almost over and then there'll be summer.
Work planning: I haven't even figured out what days I'll be at work this week because this is one of those odd weeks. I'm just not getting it together. I'm so tired after grading and doing committee work over the weekend. I didn't finish but I just can't do anymore, and there's some time in the morning. Must do something else!!!
Plan the Prudence book--revise outline and schedule
½ hour walking x 7
½ hour WWII novella x 7
2) Plan clearly for a few things related to family so I can do a little bit and be present, but then don't go beyond those plans, and don't feel guilty. It's okay if kids are bored or playing video games while I work this week, right? Next week they'll be hiking and fishing and the mountains.
3) Pack for trip, but don't over prepare.
4) Open bank account for the kids.
5) Pay bills.
2) Read at least 3 things relevant to current chapter
3) Think up, write, and send in conference proposal (!!)
4) Get through son's birthday circus intact
2 Type notes from Mars book
3 Begin revision on Chapter 1 of RBP
4 Read peer articles from Mercury journal
5 Map out approach to space for Mercury
6 Celebrate birthday (instead of ignoring it)
2) try not to eat All The Things - eat one of the tasty things slowly and with enjoyment, ignore the rest.
3) work on staying in the moment and ignoring anything that might be happening elsewhere or in my email.
2. Hold the space for people that need it. Include myself in the people that get that extension of kindness and patience.
3. Read one thing that isn't to do with an imminent deadline.
4. 5 minutes of freewriting x 4
2) Continue to work on Chapter 2. Revise the revision plan.
3) Writing exercise 4 of Goodson’s revised book.
5) 5 minute short exercise three times a day.
6) No snacks at night, just a good cup of milk, tea or coffee, instead.
2. Read for fun
3. Walk at least twice in addition to 3x class.
4. Make progress on the garden
5. Start clearing stuff for travel over July, and get ready for sister's visit. (My sister is very orderly, so I'm trying to get through the junk piles before she comes!)
6. Make last arrangements (car rentals) for July trip.
2. Research strategy
3. Edits to other pieces of F32