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academic faith PhD Life

Dissertation defense preparation reflections – 20210627

People share all kinds of feelings and thoughts on social media. But I have not come across how one feels on the days leading up to a dissertation defense. Past couple days I have been feeling dizzy and also somewhat paralyzed. Overwhelmed with having gotten here? Joy and happiness? My dissertation defense is 3 days […]

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academic PhD Life reflections work

the gift of pausing

On weekends, sometimes just Sunday some times Saturday and Sunday, I take a break from writing my dissertation. When you have been writing and thinking about something, in my case theology of traumatic affect, taking a break from it feels so strange! I started taking weekends off from writing when I noticed I was not […]

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academic anxiety coping skills PhD Life

fear of revising

I have a rather specific fear this morning. I am feeling anxiety about revising my draft of chapters of my dissertation. I feel paralyzed and unsure of myself. Like, I can’t add to what is already there because maybe I’ll mess things up! Anyone else experience this kind of anxiety and fear? I’m going to […]

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coping skills reflections

since the last time i painted

last time i painted was about 4 years ago. i couldn’t have told you that on my own. but facebook memory popped up and reminded me. the thing is, i love painting. i lose track of time. it is the one thing that takes me away from everything and totally immerses me in the act […]

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academic PhD Life

#dissertationthoughtfortheday

#Dissertationthoughtfortheday – writing a page a day seems slow, but after 7 months, you end up with over 200 pages!