Highest priority (do or at least review/plan each week):
--Increase movement (stretch, walking, and weight-lifting) & other self-care that supports it (routines, sleep, food)
--Make continued progress on curricular project]
--Take regular half- or full-day breaks (and figure out what makes them genuinely refreshing: long-form reading is usually a good bet; what else?)
Medium priority (try to fit in 2 or 3 in all but the busiest weeks):
--Make continued progress on financial planning (in particular, get taxes as far as they need to be well before 4/15)
--Work on reflective writing
--Work on professional reading
--Make enough progress on garden projects to be ready for spring inspection (some but not all of the projects are strenuous enough to count for movement goals as well)
Complete one conference paper (drawn from translation introduction).
Draft second conference paper (related to book project).
Manage teaching/grading efficiently.
Get tax stuff taken care of in a timely way.
Make arrangements for June and August trips.
Research: keep up with language work; more translation style checking; edit introduction based on new editorial comments.
Teaching: Check off in-class writing.
Admin: prep for meeting; write a letter.
Life Stuff: Deposit, pay bills, assemble tax stuff. Use and look at calendar regularly. Pull self together.
Continue to organize the dissertation files, which I swear reproduce at night.
Continue to organize the new veal-fattening pen, with the goal to minimize.
Write 750 words a day, whether morning pages, character profiles, or back story.
Edit three pages a day of the sabbatical project.
Walk at least forty minutes a day.
Use the standing desk at least three hours a day.
Keep current with medical appointments.
Draw once a week.
Knit for at least a half-hour daily.
1) Draft and complete conference paper to be delivered first week of April.
2) Write 5,000 words of of novel.
3) Do regular exercise (aim for 7500-10,000 steps daily, and substitute with yoga and 7-minute workouts).
4) Stick to healthy-eating commitments.
5) Meet various and emerging family needs/goals as they arrive with grace and intention.
2) Catch up with DE training, including backing up my laptop and upgrading software.
3) 1 hour on conference paper
4) Walk the dog once or twice.
5) Finish self-evaluation.
6) Take son to aquarium store.
1. Daily things x5: Language, exercise, write, sit.
2. Finish revisions to book - ch. 5, ch. 4, and intro.
3. Work on Amy: if not a full draft, then a full pre-draft + clear sense of where it's going.
4. Keep up weekly work-logging unless I decide after a few weeks that I hate it and want to stop.
5. Health: no alcohol 2x week, more fruit and nuts, fewer chips and sweets.
6. Fiction: Finish NaNo from 2018--about 20,000 more words.
2. Write 2 hours a day (10 total)
4. Yoga x2, run once if I can
5. Grade all the things by the end of Sunday so that I can just write over break
1 submit February essay
2 complete and submit four book reviews
3 plan for March conference
4 create plan and work on December essay
5 create plan and work on Tiny Project
1. Deal with edits to Albatross book chapter when they come and send back by deadline
2. Deal with revise and resubmit on International paper that have been stalled since September
3. Draft and submit sustainable paper once I've dug out and analysed the data
4. Submit small funding application for Workload project and get started on it if accepted
5. Submit small funding application for other project once I've figured out what it will be.
6. make a concerted effort to do crafty things each week
2. prep the classes for the week after
3. draft outlines for new paper
4. continue to deal with the small things.
1a) by the end of Jan I want to have a complete teaching plan, and to have done all semester 1 grading.
1b) February and March, support project students appropriately, keep their records up to date, and be up to date with other teaching.
2a) establishing better self-care habits
2b) sugar-free February
3) Research and writing: a paper's-worth of research and writing (these items may be substituted with items of equal value...).
3a) data collection. Complete second set of simulation runs and data analysis for ProblemChildPaper2.
3b) writing drafts: FlatProject1 from one page outline to a zero draft, ScaryPilotPaper from crappy zero draft to full second draft.
3c) revision and resubmission (and proofing) for LikesMaths1 and ProblemChildPaper1
3d) miscellaneous writing: completion and submission of abstracts for Quadrennial Conference, two newsletters for SocietyThing, blog post for FlatProject, grant outline FunButProbablyUnfundable
4) making stuff and being creative:
4a) complete three blocks (including current one) and design two more for research-themed knitting.
4b) large crochet project - starting the next China Blue section
4b) Groves crappy zero draft completed
5) domestic chaos reduction
5a) four sessions with the Chaos Reduction Woman
5b) reach point where have had the electrician in to fix the bathroom fan and quote for a couple of other jobs.
2) making stuff and being creative: do yarn order for colourwork block, play with patterns.
3) domestic chaos reduction: Catch up with washing up. Buy birthday card(s).
4) Teaching: prepare for next week (shouldn't be too bad), set first half of exam Qs for new module, set up resit exam for first year module, plan redesign of two first year modules (sigh)
5) research: Continue ProblemChild2 analysis. Model runs for FlatProject. Reply to difficult email about Gallimaufray. put draft of grant idea firmly aside
2. Work out 4-5 x a week (walking, gym, or Pilates)
3. Self care x 2 a week(PT, therapy, massage)
4. Do something fun x 2 (if want to be social then be social, but if this means I go to a movie by myself that is ok too)
5. Do stuff around the house- at least one thing per week (look for new decorator, prune garden, get handyman in, furniture repair etc).
2. Work with drafter on Book figures and Encyclo entry
3. Look at Ch 3 outline of book and spend two days organizing notes/outlining and/or writing bits
4. Work on conference paper - crunch numbers for 3 hrs
5. Meet with GIS paper about future grant writing/student research project
6. Fun x 2
7. Exercise x 3
8. Handyman out to house to do some projects, start to think about summer gardening
Teaching: I'm teaching a new course this term, a freshman seminar, but it's related to what I think will be my next book. I need to do the syllabus for that, and plan the teaching, but I think it will be more grading stress than preparation stress. By the middle of the semester I want to begin to use the teaching to support writing.
I have two essays to work on right now - one I'll call "Collaboration" is a third joint essay with a friend for one of the companion volumes. It's due at the end of June, and we're trying to get a draft pretty far along this month. The second, Violence, was submitted for a volume that changed its focus after the first round, so I have to do some edits and shift the focus back to what it was before.
The third project is a short book I call "Author", which will connect to my teaching.
The final project I'll call "Editing", where I am co-editor of a big book (30 chapters). I've just sent the table of contents to the editor of the series, and once I get a contract, will be doing a bunch of administrative work in contacting authors for the chapters we've outlined.
1. I used to do pottery before I moved here, and I have signed up for a class that starts tonight. I see this as reclaiming a part of myself.
2. Exercise: I go to a class 3 days a week, but want to add walking at least twice a week.
3. Sleep: I've been working on this for years, but I would like to get closer to 7 hours of sleep a night than I do now. It makes a huge difference.
4. Keep the house and desk under control. I'm not naturally tidy, but I've realized I get paralyzed when stuff accumulates. So I need to give myself an hour a week to keep the house under control.
2. Do fellowship apps
3. Keep up with conference details
4. FInish other admin stuff on GE
5. Catch up on email, which has once again multiplied...
6. Walk twice
7. Get into reading
8. Get good sleep