Post 17 of 30 An ADHD paradox When thinking about context switching—and today was a Tigger day of bouncing between projects, teaching planning, admin, organising a symposium, meetings, and catching up with marking—routines emerged again as a topic. Or rather as a non-existent entity that I ought to start getting a hang of. I still […]
16 of 30 Meetings of death Good gracious … we have so many meetings at the moment that I barely manage to get my lunch-break. If I take lunch-break I won’t answer emails, or I answer them during the meetings, or in the evenings. I am currently trying the not working in the evenings or […]
So the quest is to analyse communication with colleagues and identifying where I ought to create that space is on!
So tired I cannot even manage to edit the posts that are already in draft state. Come to think of it a writing challenge during a time when after a full day of work another 4-5 hours are spend with physical labour in the garden, plus every single weekend 10-12 hours, might not have been […]
Post 13 of 30 We (office roomie and I) have been pretty good at taking our lunch-breaks (most days, most weeks) and going for lunchtime walks. It’s been really good. Sometimes these walks turned into walking meetings, planning work, activities, research. Sometimes they were about everything and nothing, and looking at squirrels. So today, because […]
How much are we beholden to one another? How much ignorance is acceptable? How much caring is too much? What is happiness anyway? What do you think? What is happiness to you? Is it one thing? Is it THE happiness?
Post 11 of 30 An issue of context switching These last couple of weeks, a term made the rounds in our department which I had never heard before and which finally gave me a picture to an issue I had for a while. There seems to be some struggle with context switching at the moment. […]
Have you ever heard the expression ‘managing academics is like trying to herd cats’? Now every time I hear this I nod knowingly and laugh. Now actually why is this? I mean it’s not as if I ever spoke to a professional cat herder. Have you?
Yes, I am still doing the 30 posts in 30 days, but—not during the weekend. Ha! This is my professional(ish) blog so I am taking weekends off. After all there was a living wall to be planted, and a garden-hut to be painted, and the foundation for a deck to be leveled.
Utterly exhausted. A busy work week and body adjusting to all the physical activity after being a couch potato most of the winter. So I decided to just share some of my mixed-media art from my other blog.