It’s almost the end of the month. I wish I had kept a journal, so I could see how and on what I have spent it. To not be so harsh on me, I did wrote, well not a real journal, but kind of. If I had written though I could have gone back and see what I have done, and how. Though, when people tell you to keep journal they don’t tell you that keeping journal takes time, it can go to hours, and then if you need to go back and see what you have done and how you have done it, it means you should go back and do some math, understand your handwriting, typing, summarize, categorize and so on. it’s time consuming.
A year and a half ago, I could’n keep a journal, or to construct a to-do list, so I invented a kind of a long list with activities that are important to me, and desirable to happen on a daily base,like reading, writing, socializing, drawing, coding, exercising, cleaning, cooking, and many more. The list of activities was long, and it turned out that one day to practice all of them is short. Very short. Each night I would have put a check next to the activity that I had succeeded in for that day. This routine lasted for two weeks, when my husband was away. When he come back home, I took a look and I saw that almost each activity on the list had a check sign at leas for once. Some had all of them. Cleaning for example. Another thing I noticed was that no matter of the type of activity, the average number of varieties per day was 5. I cannot do more than 5 things a day. Having cleaning as a standard on the list, which we take for granted, that boils own to 4. Minus the activity named socializing, that is 3. I was not working these two weeks, but stayed home with our baby. Now when I think, we don’t really have much time to do more that one to two meaningful things a day. This realization is depressing and disturbing to me. There are so many things that I want to do. Like writing this blog. I set the timer for 50 minutes, and I will simply stop when the time is off, and I will not proofread it, not that there is a lot I can do about it considering the fact that I am not a native speaker, but still I will not proofread it.
Because I remember writing several times during this moth, I will try to find out what is it that I have written, and I will try to remember the highlights of this moth, and according to it, will make a to-do list for April. Oh, the time. There would not be enough time.
With My Family
We spent both quality time together and in quantity we were doing our things separately but around each other.
I Saw Two Seasons of Mad Men
I know that doesn’t sound like a real thing to be proud of, but I actually am. The first season I watched it over a period of two years, and I didn’t lose an interest in it. Watching an episode per day without feeling guilt is a great personal achievement for me. I watch many shows that I don’t like as much as I like Mad Men, but I don’t feel guilty about it, because I have compromised for it. This is something I shouldn’t do. I should not compromise that much, and if I do, then I should enjoy the things I like without feeling guilty. Which leads me to the next thing of the kind that I did.
I am reading a book that I don’t need for school
The tittle says it all, though I am l lying about that. I do need the book for my school, yet if I am not going to use it, I still wanted it to read it some time in the future.
Went on a Weekend with the Family and Didn’t Work.
Though, I sneaked study material. My husband caught me, and I promised that I will take the books away. And I did, and I think I succeeded in enjoying the time with my family without thinking a lot about my work. Speaking of which.
I finished one novel, marked everything in it, that I might use. Read all of the articles about it, marked possible citations, Wrote three pages out of 30. I discovered I need to read one more book, and several other articles to understand something. All in all, the job is not done yet. I wish it was going faster. I wish I can tell myself, it’s okey, you have a life outside the University you know that.
Writing Application for A Business
Dear Lord, it took me a whole minute to spell business. I hate not knowing the language, I hate it. Anyway. The 50 minutes are gone. I am putting 10 more, and hope to finish the highlights at least. The application, I have only one or two questions to answer, but it still needs time, and I need to proofread it, or give it to somebody else to do it. I hope I will be able to send it in on time. three days to go.
For my husband’s Birthday I saw him a Pajamas. A nice one, I did it in two hours or so, so they aren’t perfect, but they are cute.
Worked on a Painting
That is also,as the application, half way done.
I missed few sessions, but it’s fine, it was Easter. I stayed in with my family.
A little bit, but enough, I think.
The time is off, I can write what was it there that I didn’t do, and then make the list for what to do. I hope to do that tomorrow. I’ll leave the photo as a hint for Brett McKay’s work that will have to do a bit with some of the next posts. Cheers.