Day 22: Rescheduling and switching gears

I’ve been busy the last few weeks really ramping up the work I’m doing on this thesis.  Not just writing and getting words down on paper but actually…thinking. It sounds a bit weird, but it’s really the only way I can explain how, conceptually, things are coming together in ways that enables me to articulate it on the page.  It’s been gaining pace yet, I often ask myself if what I’ve got so far is enough. Then, when those feelings of insecurity start to creep in, I remind myself that I’m running out of time (HELLO!) and I need to get on with my work instead of wallowing in my own emotions. Moments of panic do that do you! 😛

Photo by Leo Reynolds via Flickr
Courtesy of Leo Reynolds via Flickr under CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

And so, here I am, on Day “22” which is technically not really Day “22” since renewing my student visa has thrown a spanner into the schedule BUT, as my supervisors repeatedly mention (with kindness I might add), that this in no way impedes the fact that I need to have a credible draft by September 1st.  This means that the next 7 weeks are now in high gear mode.  I’ll still be counting down the next 22 days as a measure of my progress because, if I didn’t have this visa issue, it would mean that in 22 days I would have had hand in my submission pending form (the form that essentially states that I would have submitted by 1st Sept or else fail).  Basically I have some wiggle room, but not a lot! I still need to have a full draft by September. So here we go. The last leg of this journey.

Deep breaths.

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