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1/11/13 3:12 A

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We'll both do it! We'll kick those dissertation defense's butts!

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1/7/13 12:20 P

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Good luck to you! I am with you on needing to graduate this year, as my financial aid will run out (yes, I am appalled to admit it, but I have hit the top limit of the number of student loans a graduate student can receive, which means my student loan amount is now higher than my mortgage). I believe you can do it, but it is also important to remember to take care of your health at the same time. With not much time to finish your dissertation, the temptation may be to skip taking steps for health, such as getting enough sleep, exercise, etc. But doing so will make you more unproductive in the long run.

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1/4/13 9:48 A

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I don't really consider this a "resolution" so much as a requirement from my program that I've known since day 1, lol, but I have to graduate this year. So I have to defend my dissertation by mid-late April or so. (eek!) So wish me luck I guess! Or rather, wish me the will, energy, and health I'll need to finish a ton of work between now and then, haha.

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1/1/13 6:59 A

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Though I know it is in some ways cliche to get back on track on January 1, I am nevertheless doing so. I used to create long lists of resolutions each year that I would then fail to complete and then get mad at myself for messing up, but starting a few years ago, I picked a theme for each year and tried to keep it to a single word.

For this year, the word is "watch". I end up going through life mindlessly and so one way that I will incorporate the them of watching is to be more mindful of what I am doing, what I am eating, and the choices I am making each day.

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1/1/13 6:56 A

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Do you have any resolutions related to your dissertation or your health goals that you would like to share?

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