Currently, some of us are in project transition or are facing the possibility of new large projects or are juggling a lot of different projects, so this week, I thought we could share more about planning: how we decide what to plant, when to plant, and where to plant in order to cultivate the garden that we need or that pleases us (and, of course, that leads to the question, What if "need" and aesthetics do not match?).
As we do so, maybe we can reflect on whether or not we'd like our research/writing/professional (personal/TLQ?) garden to look different from how it does now. And do we think of our professional garden as separate from our personal gardens? Are we tending one large garden? Or do we have multiple small plots?
Feel free to choose whatever branch of this metaphor that suits your own ruminations.
I hope everyone has a great week!
*As I wrote the title of this post, suddenly, a whole new metaphor (about narratives and story plots) revealed itself to be buried within this one about gardens.
2) Get nagging car, insurance, and pension stuff completed
3) Accounting for 3 projects
4) Start collecting material for upcoming conference talks
5) Finish lingering service project
Plan revisions for remaining article.
Read for those revisions.
List books acquired at K'zoo.
Language review x4.
Do a whole bunch of house stuff.
1) 10 push-ups, 1 minute stretching, 5x
2) Draft short story for online SF writing class
3) Walk 2x, Swim 1x (getting to pool will be a stretch)
4) Make to-list for next few weeks, do one thing from list
5) pay bills
6) Read one chapter of an academic book
1. Finish Silence (unlikely, but hey, why not be aspirational?)
2. Spend 20 minutes every day in some kind of quiet contemplative activity, not necessarily meditation
3. Catch up on email
4. Grad clearances
5. Finish book and write review
1 Read and submit review for latest book
2 Spend some time working on Jewels
3 Set incremental deadlines for summer goals
4 Move previous research notes into new lit review files
5 Develop outline notes for Decoding
1) be completely up to data with marking and marking bureaucracy
2) set up bureaucracy for SmallGrant
3) do test analyses for CrispyPaper (not sure what it's name was, but I got involved in it because of Crunchy paper and its relatives...)
4) reaquaint myself with Gallimaufrey paper
5) do something other than mess with phone each evening - at least one evening, do something OTHER than reading
6) book at least one summer thing which is not work
7) try to get work hours down to more like 8 a day than 10 a day for two days, retaining an early start.
1. Finish witch
2. Keep working in garden - weeding, watering, and dealing with the Ray's Ash that is dropping leaves all over the garden.
3. Keep working on review process due July 1
4. Keep walking
5. Spend time with friends