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A Mixed Start On 2018 Goals

A Mixed Start On 2018 Goals

One of the things I’d like to do more this year is focus on what I have achieved rather than what I haven’t. That’s proving a little tricky so far — I’m behind on work, for a start, so all I can think about is how I haven’t done any of the four essays I’m supposed to be doing, rather than concentrating on the fact that I’m ahead on my dissertation, even though the latter is probably a more positive…

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What I Did In 2017

What I Did In 2017

Yesterday, I wrote … well, I guess you’d call it an emotional roundup of 2017, looking ahead to 2018. But today I wanted to look at things on a more tangible level, to try and keep track of what I actually did this year, as well as what I felt. These aren’t all what you’d call achievements (some of them are), but they’re things I did. Some are linked to old posts, in case you want to read more about…

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2017: Goals and Small Steps

2017: Goals and Small Steps

I’m not a big one for New Year’s Resolutions. I think it’s partly because I’m always more depressed in winter, and usually ill as well, so I don’t have the energy to commit to stuff, but it’s partly that January never feels as much like a new start as September / the start of the academic year does. After all, I’m still stressing about the same essays and deadlines, so nothing has really changed. It’s easier to resolve to have…

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Baby Steps Are Still Steps

Baby Steps Are Still Steps

This is not a post I particularly feel like posting. I wrote the majority of it yesterday, when I felt a little bit less awful and hopeless than today. Here I am sitting at my computer at the end of a dull and unproductive day, where I spent most of my time curled up in a chair watching the second hand of my old clockwork pocket watch because it proved to me that time was passing even though I wasn’t…

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2014 Is Behind, The Year Ahead…

2014 Is Behind, The Year Ahead…

I have a difficult relationship with New Year’s Resolutions. On the one hand, I think it’s great to take a long, hard look at your life and think, “What can I do better this year? How can I be a better person?” On the other hand, they’re overwhelmingly unsuccessful, and besides, I firmly believe that you should make resolutions as and when you feel the need for change, and not wait around for some arbitrary point on the calendar. Add…

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