100 Day Challenge

Day 62: This is not a Drill


My dissertation committee chair has finally – FINALLY – approved my draft. That means that I will be defending my dissertation proposal on June 15.


Day 61: Reflections on Academic Lives


Last year, the authors of this book reached out and asked me to write a “what I wish I knew before starting grad school” reflection. I was asked because they were trying to include many different view points and experiences.


Day 60: Fall Quarter


The Fall Quarter is over, winter is almost here. And I totally neglected my blog and my 100 Day Challenge. Fail.


Day 58: Academic Entrepreneur-ing


I am the daughter of entrepreneurs and small business owners. That is not what I wanted to do with my life, and after much searching I decided to pursue an academic career. Four years into my training (yep – still a PhD student), I realized that I am becoming an entrepreneur anyway. LOL.


Day 57: Making the Dissertation Mine


A few weeks ago, in the process of writing my dissertation proposal, I felt that my progress was out of my control. And that my dissertation was not mine, but that of my advisors. I was wrong. This dissertation is MINE. And remembering that has helped me keep pushing.


Day 56: Measuring Progress


Getting to write this post took longer than expected. I kept trying to wait to post about advances towards my dissertation proposal. Unfortunately, I thought that I had nothing to report. However, I have recently realized that I have been measuring (and thinking about) my progress all wrong.


Day 55: 100 Day Challenge Redefined


This is the Year to Conquer. And as such, I have been PUSHING to finish my proposal during the first quarter of the year. Spoiler Alert: It did not happen.

But all is not lost!