So I sit here, desk piled high with papers to grade on one side and research notes on the other. I am tempted to dive into the papers because I know that it is the more structured, as well as the more time-sensitive, task. But I am determined to make some sense of this data and so I am steeling myself for the challenge.
Rob Kozinets was right when he warned me that the teaching would impact my research time. And it’s not just the time, it’s the space in my head. Add to that the fact that my wife is 300 miles away and you might understand that my “distraction threshold” is at an alltime low.
The youtube video is for my bride of 16 months. Thank you for your patience and understanding and “yes, I’m working on the dissertation today”.