30 Days of Blogging, Day 15

I’m sitting at a coffee shop drinking a double shot mocha and I’m about to read a book. It’s my first self care act in months and months and months. I also just came from getting my legs waxed. I may be alone on this, but the feeling of having individual unwanted hairs ripped from their roots is really freeing and satisfying, and it gives me a bit of an adrenalin boost to boot. 

The reason I can do this today is that I submitted my final proposal draft to my advisor at 10pm last night and now it’s on its way to my committee – the committee of “deciders” who will fingers crossed approve my proposal so I can start this bloody experiment already and finish my PhD one day. 

In case anyone’s wondering, the book I’m now settling into is The Soul of Discipline, by Kim John Payne. He also wrote Simplicity Parenting, which I reviewed in a post a while back. I’ll let you know how this one turns out. 

7 thoughts on “30 Days of Blogging, Day 15

    • Thanks! I anticipate it will be the end of Feb before I get my official approval, and then another couple of months to get ethics approval, and a couple of months to develop my materials (I have to hire actors a make videos and input the videos into a survey software and program my survey), and then data collection should just be a couple of weeks because I’m using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and then analysis will take a couple of months because I have to start from scratch learning the statistical methods I’ll be using, and then about two semesters to write the final dissertation. So I will HOPEFULLY be done and defending and getting my PhD in April of 2019.


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