So after two weeks since I wrote my Ambitious Goal Schedule, I've found that I work the 3x I set for myself. Whether that leads to the 2y goal in a month, I'm not sure yet, but so far I'm pretty hopeful. Rather than working the mornings I imagined I would, I end up crowding the weekend with this work, but that's fine. I seem to be getting it done anyway.
Strangely, in the last few days, I've also found myself thinking about Primary Field as well and two immediate projects: 1) a small project that would take a ton of research that I scoped out after my last article; 2) a huge monograph project that I've long thought I would do but don't want to do until Secondary Field Project is done. That's been surprising because I haven't thought seriously about those projects in quite a while. I think that's a good sign.
So I'm sick today -- I woke up with a terrible piercing headache and went back to sleep without finishing my coffee (unheard of). I got up several hours later, but am still clearly sick and gross. I have so much grading! And I want to go back to sleep. I'm clearly in the Yuck. I shouldn't try to blog like this. I'll just be a downer. I'm reading a book that is all about controlling your headspace in order to control your stress (yes, I tried the CBT books, but I couldn't move forward with them much). And sometimes, I'm learning, that means seeing the rabbithole of YUCK and making the choice not to go down it. I'm sure I should go do something else. Distraction would be good. Hope you're all feeling well today. It looks like a beautiful day from here.
Amazingly, I graded a whole set of projects today. It was the easiest kind of grading of all the projects I have still in my stacks. But since I'm sick and grumpy with an upset stomach (damn Tylenol on an empty stomach -- why oh why???), getting a whole set of grading done is pretty amazing. I am very proud of myself. And now I'm going to go and watch a Poirot.