Right. I need to get my College Head back on and get some serious studying done. I’ve fallen behind and I can’t afford to be idle.
This week’s list of goals is incredibly long, but I am hoping that it will keep me so occupied that I don’t waste time. I’ve only got a little over a month left to get the bulk of assignments done before I go on holiday, and I really want to be done before then.
There are two deadlines this week, so those modules and assignments won’t show up again next week. Wish me luck.
once again, it’s the end of the week and that means it’s time for the ROW80 Sunday Check-In.
I received some sad news from New Zealand yesterday.
Denise, the mother of the host mum I stayed with back when I was an exchange student in 2003, passed away yesterday aged 66. She was a loving, kind lady with a fighter spirit, enduring many ailments and setbacks with good humour and optimism. A fighter to her last breath, she sadly succumbed to complications from cancer in her sleep. I hold many fond memories of time spent with Denise, and I will always cherish them and remember her the way she was. Here she is with her husband, on New Year’s Day 2004, the way I knew her:
I hope she is now at peace, and my thoughts are with my New Zealand family.
It’s Monday and that means it’s a new week with new goals to achieve. While I’ll still be blogging on here, I’ll definitely turn it down a notch or two now that A to Z is over.
As you’ll see, university is my priority and there are a lot of modules and assignments to get through. I’m actually trying to get ahead a little in order to shorten my overall study time.
The sun is coming out to play again, so hopefully I’ll be able to concentrate better with a fresh dose of natural vitamin D. My aim is to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine on my terrace for an hour per day and read my book(s). I still need to finish Devil in Amber.
It’s the end of the week and therefore time for my Sunday check-in. Most of what happened this week was already mentioned in yesterday’s Weekend Coffee Share post. A to Z is over and I’m taking a bit of a breather. I’ll still post every day and have started a new series of Songs Of The Day, and I will continue the study tips, life hacks as well as setting, character and story inspirations. However, I can say with absolute certainty that I won’t be posting many long pieces. I wrote 30,916 words in April for this blog and that’s quite enough. This month, my focus is on my studies (again) without too many distractions. Pantsing it last month for all those A to Z posts took up too much of my time, in the end.
Monday sees me with a shiny, new list of goals I have set myself for this week. Once again, assignments and completion of modules are my main focus, plus the remainder of the A to Z Challenge.
I hereby give fair warning: I need to study this weekend. No outside distractions. Friday is a national holiday here in Germany (Labour Day) and I’m off work, so I really want to dedicate the time to my degree and try and get ahead a little in my reading and writing.
I’m starting a new course today for my M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication. It’s called MA500 Persuasion and consists of 7 modules and 16 assignments in total (mainly forum contributions of varying lengths), so the amount of work I need to hand in per week will increase.
Among the things I hope to achieve this week are the following: