Wednesday, April 30, 2008


And life just keeps rolling along! I am really working hard and making some progress. I have many irons in the fire at the moment and I really need to stay focused. This is actually probably good, at least to keep me heading in the right direction.

I am working to fine tune my research interest to a manageable idea. It seems to me that the school of nursing assumes that you are a PhD, prior to you being one. At least that is what the expectations seem to me. They are not really "teaching" me to be a PhD, it is as if I need to learn it on my own. There are only so many hours in the day folks and that makes it very difficult to figure out what they expect and how they expect it when I am in many ways clueless. I just need to accept this fact and do everything in my power to make it all happen.

The roommate moves in on Sunday. I am feeling a bit nervous about it, but then, I suppose that my last experience doesn't help alleviate those fears!


ellen said...

I'll tell you what I used to tell my son: find the hoop and jump through it.
It's too bad you have to get through the process that way but that's how it is - particularly in bigger institutions.
Oh, yeah, I forgot - sometimes those hoops are on fire - still gotta jump, though. hehe

Catie said...

Oh you are soooo clever! I love it! Yes, jumping through hoops AND they are OFTEN on fire!!! (In fact I burned my ass a few times...hee hee)

You are awesome Ellen! Thank you!