Yes, I am aware that the week isn’t over, but I wanted to start this today rather than later, considering how productive I have been the past few days (this is truly a rare occurrence).
This isn’t for anyone. And like most original content that I post, it isn’t for anyone other than myself as a form of motivation. If you have at all been following whatever sporadic posts I’ve made this year, you will probably know that these last few months have been difficult for me.
So… I’m hoping to create a space (read: a hashtag, ahaha) where I can post weekly accomplishments that I could revisit should I ever start doubting myself, especially as I prepare (again) for PhD applications in autumn. Also… for accountability, haha. You can blacklist these posts, I won’t mind. They’ll all be under jinstudies’ weekly accomplishments. And without further ado, here they are:
- Finally sent an email to my MA dissertation supervisor to update them on my application status/future plans. I avoided this task for nearly two months out of shame, lol. Received a response, and promptly sent an email back.
- Responded to an email that an undergrad professor sent a month earlier, who kindly offered to Skype with me to talk about PhD programmes.
- Sent an email to a former lecturer about the possibility of writing a reference letter for me.
- Created a spreadsheet of interested PhD programmes, that will probably be better updated when the application period actually starts, lol. But I actually found programmes, and even potential supervisors for them.
- Found a CfP for an online academic journal that I could potentially submit an abstract to, especially since I missed the CfP for AMS (though admittedly, got a little too freaked out by that).
- Reading and taking notes on articles that relate to music and politics.
- Also reading that book on medieval music and its relationship to the body/desire. It got weirdly erotic and gay.
- Finally sent overdue letters/packages to two pen pals.
- Finished B1 German without issue. Honestly considering the B2 Deutsch Prüfung instead of B1.
- Sent some feedback about an academic blog post someone created.
- Hesitantly putting together an idea for a guest post on a major gaming website after receiving an invitation to do so.