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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Insane? Quite Possibly!

This term, not only am I jumping through a thousand hoops to buy a house AND move into it, I am also working full time (OUT OF TOWN) I am also doing one of the most important evenst of my education.......orally defending my preliminary exams. That means writing the first 3 chapters of my dissertation, and defending it before my committee. Once I do this I will be Catie Doman RN, PhD (c)
which is a PhD candidate. That is a lot to put in one term, but think of the little break that I will get after I defend! I will get to play and decorate the house for a month before I begin my data collection. This all sets me up to graduate April 2013, which is actually a year later than originally anticpated, but at least I will graduate! I CAN DO THIS! :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I have gotten so much accomplished this weekend. More to do, but hey, I am on a roll! The apartment is in complete disarray! half packed, lots of bags to go out, some garbage, some donations, some things that belong to other people. There seems to be something satisfying in moving, purging those things that need to go, organizing the things that stay. It is a good feeling.

Since I am defending my preliminary exams in late April, which is right after we move. I am forbidden to do much for the move. I MUST defend and that means all of my spare time is dedicated to writing the first 3 chapters of my dissertation. No easy task. I did take yesterday to purge and organize the areas that hubby has no clue about, so now he can pack what is left. After I defend, I will allow myself a month to "nest", then back to writing.

Exciting and scary.