With the end of the semester here, I haven’t really had time to sit down and work on this project. That, I believe, is a bad start – and gives me flashbacks of writing my dissertation, which came in frenetic spurts that invariably coincided with times I was not distracted by teaching responsibilities. It’s a cycle I don’t want to repeat because it was both inefficient and stressful. In that sense, at least, my dissertation served some practical purpose: I learned what not to do.
Acting on this wisdom, however, is where the challenge lies.