I wrote this at the beginning of the school year when I hadn’t really gotten my act together with the unstructured time called dissertation writing. This is still really hard for me to do, but it’s incredibly necessary to schedule time for your work. I tried to “fit” my dissertation around everything else, but I don’t work like that. I don’t work an hour here or an hour there.
So what changed? Everything got cut. No more soccer. No more tae kwon do. No more school board meetings. Kids played outside after school. We had dinner together. Kids went to bed. I went to bed. Woke up, kids went to school. I went to my office. Worked until 4. Rinse and repeat.
It was SO hard. But so necessary.