last week’s one week goal was to eat slowly and with appreciation. i would say it went okay. there were definitely moments and meals when i slowed down and did my best to savor the company and the food. and there were definitely moments of food shoveling in front of my laptop. eesh. i think the bigger issue here is to slow down in general and stop feeling so overwhelmed (or work in such a way that the overwhelmed feeling goes away).
this week’s goal is: to keep it together. there are two major things happening this week. first, i’m going to vancouver to present at a conference. i’m really excited about the trip and friends i get to see but, for some reason, am really nervous about the presentation. i have 10 minutes to present an eighty page paper which will also serve as my trial research (one of my program’s milestones - kind of like a masters thesis). so i want to make the presentation really tight and succinct. right now it’s about 15 minutes too long. the second thing is finally submitting my trial research. it’s been 2+ years in the making and i just have some final editing and a bit of revising to do (although “a bit” might take me “a lot” of time) before turning it in. so i want to keep it together, not freak out, and kick some butt this week. that is all.