February 16, 2008

Steady work, if you can do it

Woke up at 5:20 this morning (the usual setting for weekdays), went back to bed for 10 minutes, then up to exercise and shower. Out to a cafe something after six, did some logistical editing tasks, write a disposition e-mail, answered a few e-mails, thought about the future, and now it's time to head back home before coming back to meet with a doctoral student here at 11. Then swing back home, pick up my son for a martial-arts session in the early afternoon, and I'll probably come home and do some work afterwards. Given the weekend's schedule, I probably won't get stretches of time to concentrate, but there's plenty of stuff on my plate to do.

Yes, I'll get some leisure time, but my internal sense of things is that I need to poke away at things this weekend. There is nothing magical in this except in trusting that persistence pays off in the long term.

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Posted in The academic life on February 16, 2008 8:22 AM |