Trying to Spark while trying to finish my PhD dissertation
Monday, November 12, 2012
On Oct 5, my dissertation proposal was (finally) approved!
On Oct 12, my pilot study (required by the university) was completed.
On Oct 28, my final survey went public.
After about two and a half weeks of data collection, I received 51 usable surveys, and closed my data collection effort.
Finally, on 12 Nov 2012, I have completed all my initial data analysis and am starting to write my final two chapters.
All the while, I'm trying to exercise (which I haven't done very much) and eat right. Both of these have been challenging, especially since my entire focus has been on getting my dissertation finalized.
But after almost 5 years and 9 months, as you can well guess, I really, really, REALLY want to get this behind me. So I'm sure I can be forgiven a little if my lazer-like focus on finishing my dissertation gets me a little behind on my exercise schedule.
In anticipation of finally being done with my PhD this winter, I bought a season pass to a local ski area. I guess I'll just have to make up the lost exercise time on the slopes :-)