Education, Life

Time to dust off and give it another try….

It's amazing how long it has been since I've written or posted anything on this blog.. Initially the absence was because of me spending so much time on my qualifying exams, but then it turned into me being in a deep terrible funk. So let me give you a brief recap -- I did not… Continue reading Time to dust off and give it another try….

Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Stay True to Self and Focus – Quals Ephiphany

I'm in Pittsburgh for a conference and had the pleasure to sit and talk with an educator/researcher in Adult Education.  Although she has a different focus she has a unique way to analyze/present her findings -- narrative inquiry.  I've been battling how I want to perform my research to reach answers, and if you remember… Continue reading Stay True to Self and Focus – Quals Ephiphany

Education, Life, Random Thoughts

What a week on my rollercoaster ride named Quals

This has been a crazy week and I literally felt like this week was a roller coaster ride named Quals. The week started off as a decent climb but then Tuesday started the downhill motion. Tuesday I had to go do my data collection for my study (which will turn into my dissertation collection).  Ran… Continue reading What a week on my rollercoaster ride named Quals

Education, Life

Read, Outline, and Drink a Dew Freeze

Well it is Day 6 of my qualifying exams and I am making progress... I have been doing quite a bit of reading and outlining my essays -- yes it is plural (there are 4 questions).  I plan on spending the rest of the night taking the outline statements and making some actual paragraphs for… Continue reading Read, Outline, and Drink a Dew Freeze

Education, Life

First Three Days of Quals – Faith and my first steps

I recently read that before you start writing for a major publication do some "fun writing" to get the juices flowing.  Well my qualifying exams began March 3 and between it and some other assignments I will have tons of writing to do for the next four weeks.  I thought what is a good way… Continue reading First Three Days of Quals – Faith and my first steps

Motivation & Wisdom

Monday Motivation: Limits

So it is officially one week from my four-week qualifying exams.  Be pre-warned when I say that I will try my hardest to compose posts for I do not want to lose my weekly routine BUT do not be surprised if I do not.  I was actually reading that random writing encourages your scheduled writing… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Limits