I ran into the new year, planning to post more frequently. It wasn't a goal that I necessarily put out there publicly, but I wanted to spend more time writing on my blog as a way to clear my head from the whole dissertation process. I was getting a bit overwhelmed at the end of the year and decided that I needed "me" time as a way to keep a healthy work life/personal life balance.
For the month of January, I was extremely successful. Well, successful by my definition. I posted 14 times during the first month of the year. My last post came on January 29, where I was stoked to receive a TTM of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on an official league ball.
And that was also my last post in general.
February got here and gave me a swift kick in the junk. The dissertation commanded my full attention. I busted my butt on it, working a ridiculous amount of hours trying to get my proposal in order. Then, the week before last week, I defended my proposal. I've never felt so humiliated in my entire life. My committee ripped almost the entire proposal apart. At least that's how I felt. A couple members told me the proposal wasn't that bad...but it's evidently a right of passage to go through that ordeal.
Right of passage or not, it made me feel like crap. In all honesty, I came out of the defense feeling pretty depressed, and I haven't really recovered. All of last week, I rarely slept. When I did sleep, it was usually only for a couple hours immediately after I got home from work. Then I would be up all night. There were three nights where I couldn't sleep, so I would head to my office around 5 am and go back to work making changes to the proposal.
Anyway, enough with the whining. I chose the path I'm on, so I shouldn't complain. I'm just having a hard time with things at the moment, that's all.
in an attempt to brighten things up a bit, I decided to dive head-first into my childhood with a random purchase at the grocery store. As I was walking down an aisle, I saw boxes of Fruit Roll-Ups and decided that I literally could not continue living unless I bought them. It was a great decision. It even came with a bonus - a bonus that ties into this blog.
The box included three Pokemon cards, the last of which is all kinds of sparkly (the "Cosmog" on the right). I have no idea how to use these.
I guess these are three out of a set of 12. I wouldn't know.
Again, I have no idea how to use these. So, I a happy to send them to whoever would like them, free of charge. Just be the first to claim them in the comments below!
Sorry again for the whining above!