Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Regimentation...

Well, I was going to come in here and post Part I of the trip to Adelaide photos... Unfortunately, photobucket is down for maintenance, so that'll have to wait...

But luckily I have other stuff to blog that doesn't require photos...

I'm now all enrolled in my Masters and was supposed to start study on Monday, of course, on Monday, I was in Adelaide, so not much studying was happening. That's ok though because as it turned out two of the lecturers didn't have all their notes ready for distribution! So, the Semester has been put back one week...

I spent last night devising a timeline of assignments (as they have to be mailed in, and so I need to have them ready a couple of days BEFORE the due date). It's going to be full on, and that is with me only doing three of the units for the first half of the Semester. I was advised to start the fourth unit at the beginning of next term, which I thought was because the head of the department was concerned that I might have taken on too much, but it turns out it was because the co-lecturer in that unit hadnt done ANY prep. yet, so NONE of the students can start till next term... It is some sort of internal politics things, but geez, it's unprofessional and annoying to me because it means that in order to start my major project in February, I'll be working through January to get ready...

Again, luckily, I pretty much know what to do for that unit, so I can work ahead - it really pays to have internal contacts, that's all I can say!!!

So, I came back from Adelaide to a house that was a complete disaster zone and I realized, I really just cannot study in a hovel! So, I spent a couple of hours cleaning and tidying... The unfortunately reality is that in order to maintain a good study atmosphere, I'm going to have to stay on top of the housework as well...

Hence the title of this blog. I've decided that in order to study successfully, I need to a) have a timetable to follow, b) keep on top of the housework. I also need to get my weight under control, I've put on a lot of weight this Winter and now my size 16 pants are getting tight, which is rather frightening, consider that in May I was wearing size 12!!! Anyway, in order to achieve all this, I've decided I need to really be quite organized. Basically, I need a regiment to follow.

So, for the next 17 weeks, that's what I'll be doing, following a strict routine!

1 comment:

Juniper said...

Sounds like a great, if daunting, plan! Please post details of the "strict routine" - I need inspiriation (she says, still in her pj's in front of the computer at 9.17am, when she should be out of the house and at the supermarket!).

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