Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dissertation Defense Date Set...

I finally have my date for my defense...if all goes well, I will be Dr. Kristin on March 1. My defense is scheduled for 2:00 EST so if everyone could send positive and happy thoughts my way (as well as some intelligence) I would greatly appreciate it! I cannot believe I have to wait over a month still, but it is almost here!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

FOCUS on Staying Calm!!

It has been over a month since I submitted my dissertation for defense.... I still don't have a defense date!!! It is supposed to be 3 weeks from the time you submit that you defend and I still don't have a date!!! I know the more I contact them for information the longer they will drag this out, but I am getting really frustrated and p***ed off!!! Just give me the date already people!!!!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Here!!!

My first academic publication!

FOCUS on Eating

Another FOCUS update:

-Right now I am waiting for my Director to tell me when my Dissertation Defense will be; FOCUSing on not panicking

-Eating...I am fighting a stomach flu and haven't been able to eat since Sunday. I need to FOCUS on getting healthy

Monday, January 7, 2013

First Update on My Year of FOCUS

FOCUS on family:
- Drove my husband to the airport at 5 am just to spend a little bit more time with him.
- Had dinner with my parents tonight. Just the three of us. So nice. Dad will be coming over tomorrow to help me get the boxes down so I can start packing up the Christmas decorations this week; that way, when D comes home, we can actually have fun.

FOCUS on finding a job:
- Bought an "interview suit" this weekend, just in case I get an interview.
- Bought a leather messenger bag for when I land that new job.
- Agreed to "guest lecture" as a trial run for a position at my alma mater
- Sent emails to friends and family that might be able to help me out.

Still more work to be done; but starting with these two areas.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stealing from Liberty...

Liberty posted this on her blog and I had to borrow it! This is the best idea for everyone for 2013!!! Thanks Liberty! "I think practicing happiness is a dose of medicine we could all use".

Tuesday, January 1, 2013