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Looking for a way out of the late winter blahs

March 3, 2011, 10:54 am

Ugh, I am suffering from ennui. I don’t have a damn thing to complain about – except this endless freezing weather – but I can’t seem to get my act together lately. Nothing is particularly urgent at the moment, which really doesn’t help. I have all kinds of things I could be doing, but I don’t feel like it. I can’t even get excited about my shoe collection (too slippery outside, nobody notices anyway, why bother), and have worn the same boring black loafers three days this week. That’s a bad sign.

Next week is spring break at my university. This would be a wonderful time to go to Florida and sit on a beach… but alas, I am not a student and I still have to work. However, the boss will coincidentally be away next week, and I miraculously have no meetings whatsoever on my calendar for next week! NONE. That never happens. NEVER.

So, I am declaring next week Research Week! I am going to tackle some reading and writing and thinking and make some real progress. I did submit that manuscript a few weeks ago, but I haven’t moved on to the next thing yet. I have lots of projects that I should be working on: two new manuscripts, a revision of an old manuscript, a poster for a conference in April… hopefully I can get moving on at least one of these things next week. Who’s with me?

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