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Living la vida loca (or, I'm a PhD candidate and all I do is READ)

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WANTED: one heaping dose of motivation
Please, please, please, please, PLEASE let me get this 15-20 pager drafted and well on its way today.



My winter "break" is calling...

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You can do it! The hardest part is always getting started...after you've got that draft the rest is downhill.

If only that were true of this 500 pages I'm supposed to have read by 1:30. Who has class during reading/finals week? GRRR!!!!

Goooooo tigg! Draft away! The sooner it's done, the sooner your break can start!

I'm feeling the same way. Last night some friends threw an "end of quarter" party. I was like, "Who's done already?! I'm going to smack anyone who's actually done!"

I'm also having problems with my last push. Just one more paragraph on pirates, and a REJECT REJECT paper. It's for an undergrad class, we are discouraged from using outside sources, it's only 7 pages long, and the graduate TA grades them. I just CAN NOT be bothered!

Wow, you've got a case of whatever I've got.

I've got a 1500 word (max) essay-- the topic of which is clear-cut, small, and involves only two texts, and (maybe) a thousand words left on an essay that I've already done all the hard work done, purely theoretical, using no sources other than the applications of said theory that I've already completed.

And here I am wishing my f-list was busier.

I even have a fire under my ass, given that I proctor an exam at 4:30, and after that, won't have time to work on my own stuff til long after it's due.

Haha, add me and I'll busy your friendslist. I'll busy it all night long.

But yeah... I think that when they give us small little reject-papers, the motivation dies quicker. I know I'd rather be challenged and feel triumphant when I finish, rather than sloppily constructing a work of bullshit and sighing with relief when I hand it in.

I wish I could help you, but I'm as unmotivated and uncaring as they come right now.

The only thing that's motivating me at all-- and not very successfully-- is that I have buttloads of grading to do, still, and need to get this shit done so I can get on to THAT.

Well, the sooner you get this paper drafted, the faster you get to get started on your break and go from thinking about academic stuff full time to a 3 week span of thinking about it part time! :)

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