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Status: ABD (all but dissertation)

You get there by realizing you are already there. -Eckhart Tolle

Two years ago I sat sobbing in my boyfriend’s car.  Earlier that day, the PhD program I’d applied to called me to schedule an interview.

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Status: Steadfast 

The hardest thing about meeting any challenging goal is the day to day drudgery. Showing up at my desk, each day, unwavering. Sometimes I’m distracted and write total crap. 53 more words


Sunday afternoon writing session, a prelude

Bill, liquor store clerk: “What can I help you find?”

Me: “I’m looking for a beer for writing.”

Bill: “What are you writing?”

Me: “A dissertation.” 16 more words


Status: Thinking about writing

I feel the weight of the hours between now and the moment I force myself to sit at my desk and write. The span of time between now and my writing time feels corporeal, dense. 20 more words


Back to the Blog: One "D" Down

On December 31, 2014 I started this blog and called it 40DDD, representing my desire to successfully Date, Diet and Dissertate (aka: write a PhD dissertation.) Well, 1 out of 3 ain’t bad. 279 more words


Dissertation Haiku, VI

Stayed up ’till 2,

On the first draft pages I bled.

Today, I’ll write more.


putting this here for later...

“Nirmal Puwar’s book Space Invaders: Race, Gender and “Bodies out of Place” (2004) describes these processes very well: some bodies are “somatic norms,” they become rightful occupants of spaces. 14 more words