This quote, particularly the bit about allowing yourself to get what you want, is really resonating for me today. Both in terms of what my goal is and what’s motivating me to make the changes needed to progress towards that goal. 

“You now know about yourself (most of the time) that you can focus on and sustain effort toward a difficult goal, overcome obstacles, keep going even when you don’t feel like it, and allow yourself to get something that you want.”

Today is also the first day in quite some time where I’ve lived by the “Write first.” maxim. Up much earlier than normal. Have already achieved my (very modest) writing goal for today. About to squeeze in a little reading for pleasure as a reward.

Theme of this blog may have become How to rescue your PhD and turn it all around (and rescue yourself in the process). Or, How Angela got her groove back ;)

Go Team Angela!

(from “Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis” by Joan Bolker)

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