Today’s ADHD looks like a whole lot of hyper focus on reading a book that’s about…500 years after the content of my dissertation when I really need to be writing the dissertation.
I’m finally taking this one professor at school and I’m so excited! Summer classes for session 2 started this week and I’m already loving this class. It’s called “Confronting Islamophobia” and I feel like there will be a lot to learn which is exciting. Hopefully this class will help us learn how to better combat Islamophobia and create spaces for celebration of all religious expressions
In 3 weeks my lease is up and I can’t stay in my apartment. In 3 weeks my “voluntary leave” from work starts due to COVID overages. Originally I felt so lucky and ready to move but because of the case spikes in Texas the school is debating on opening. My graduate department is 100% for having in person classes but if the school closes I don’t want to be stuck in the university town, without a job, and a medium priced apartment to go to online school.
I feel really stuck knowing that I will only really have 2 weeks to either pack and move everything or pack and sell everything to move back home or into a student apartment. I don’t want to go back home so I really just want to lease an apartment without a job in this college town but if it’s all online it would be stupid for me to live in town. My friends and family could get me a job and a free place to live in the alternate.
The final trick is maintaining my in-state tuition status while also preparing for maybe having to move back to Texas in the spring. The only thing keeping sane right now studying Korean and German and looking at new notebooks and highlighters.
I just have to remember only 3 more days till they give official notice for online or in person. Three more days.
New notebooks :)
So grateful to have the day off from work. I have been particularly exhausted lately and need to take some time for myself.
I didn’t make journal at my school. It serves me right because I should have put more effort into my write-on piece, but even I thought it was decent enough. Guess I was wrong. It’s a good lesson learned. I was extremely bummed about the news when I first got it. I really don’t take rejection well, which is something I know I need to work on. I’m keeping my chin up though because this will give me more time for my independent research and focusing on my own work that I want to submit for publication - a much better gig than checking footnotes ;)
The good news this week: I got a tutor position with the legal writing program. I’m really excited to help out some first years with adjusting to a different style of writing and to law school in general.
Additionally, my boss mentioned that he would be interested in me staying on as a paralegal during the school year, which would be excellent to earn some extra cash. My earliest class all semester is at 3pm, so maybe I could convince the company to hire me full-time.
I moved into my new apartment yesterday and I am super excited (but also exhausted). I am currently rewriting some vocabulary in preparation for my midterm tonight.
I am finally getting around to writing the exhibition review for Cause & Æffect. I’ll have it up tonight or tomorrow.
See, I can be productive.
Decided to do some work in the kitchen.
27.06.2020 | 19/100
today was an emotionally taxing day. another night of insomnia, so ended up falling asleep some time after 5am. led to me to waking up in the early afternoon with a huge migraine. one thing led to another and I ended up being insulted by one of my family members. it was to the point to make me feel worthless and remember all of the times in the past where I felt this way. i’ve carried this with me throughout the whole day. I feel emotionally drained.
well.. aside from that I sat down to keep grading today. we’re having zoom meetings to work together and power through grading the student discussions (again, it’s 300 students in the class lol). I worked on throughout the afternoon until just before 11pm.
now i’m actually feeling a bit of the weight lift off my shoulders. i’m working on our song entry with the trio and i’m so excited about it. it’s nice to be part of a community of people that love what I love as well. just like the studyblr community! this is the second time that I work together on a song competition practically with strangers but music brings us together! thankfully this will help me keep my sanity….
#2020 Quarantine Challenge | Week 14
✨Saturday✨Amusement park or day at the beach?
amusement park. hands down. I love the adrenaline of going on rollercoasters. I was never really a person that enjoyed going to the beach too often. when I was a kid I would get sea lice pretty much every time i’d go, so honestly i’d dread it. just going to sit under the sun was also not my favorite thing to do.
I got to go to busch gardens this past february with my boyfriend when he visited from turkey. I wasn’t sure how he’d react to the rides but he loved them! it was amazing to see how excited he was to go on the next ride. none of my family likes going on the rides so I finally have a rollercoaster buddy!
psa: i just finished my masters degree this week! 🥳🎓 as such not a whole lot of studying going on atm 🤷♀️
but, because i’m a little crazy, i’ll be starting a second ma in september and will be posting original content again then!
this blog will still be active in the meantime! but not nec abt my own study habbits etc.
hope all currently studying are productive and zen ✌
guys!!!! I just reached 100 followers! thank you so much to those that have interacted with me and my posts thus far.
I was in a rough spot and I thought making a studyblr would help me gain my motivation back. in the short time that i’ve been a part of this community, it has made such a difference! I feel so happy sharing my journey with you and I feel like I can be honest about what i’m experiencing. thank you guys so much!
lots of love,
Quick question. How much data is enough data. I’m using secondary data for my research. Internet crime complaint generate an annual report which includes them collecting internet crime complaints they receive. So I created a table with all the complaints from 2000 to 2019 and calculated the percentage change. I’m going to analyze that data to back up that cyber crime increases during economy recession, and show how it spiked in 2008 to 2009. Would that be considered enough data? Or should I look for more data?
Also, my main focus is cyber fraud against businesses, while the data includes other types of crimes also (such as romance fraud, or auction fraud). It was be difficult to isolate those because the format of the report changed year over year and doesn’t break it down the same way in the earlier reports. Would that make my analysis invalid?
[26.06.2020] Another update on my Don’t Get Depressed game plan for June-July:
- I just ordered a few serums to up my skincare game and that combined with my new and updated curl routine makes me Self Care Queen. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.
- I now have like five calendars going for all the projects I have lined up for these few months so here’s to hoping I can keep up with those deadlines.
- I finally got to have my therapy appointment yesterday and I’m feeling fresh and clean and healthy.
And now on the to do list is:
- Figure out a workout routine
- Get cat litter
- Finally finish my room decorations
Super cute office nook my boyfriend put together for me.
Adulting can make you feel really accomplished…
…until you realize you double booked appointments and now you have to call the dentist and tell them that you have to move the appointment you had scheduled two months ago needs to move because the dietitian appointment you scheduled two weeks ago takes precedence.