100 Day Challenge

Day 62: This is not a Drill

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

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Day 61: Reflections on Academic Lives

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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.

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Day 60: Fall Quarter

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

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Day 58: Academic Entrepreneur-ing

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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.

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Day 57: Making the Dissertation Mine

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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.

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Day 56: Measuring Progress

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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.

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Day 55: 100 Day Challenge Redefined

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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!

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