I’m learning to make choices. It’s hard, but gives a good feeling. After cleaning and packing my office stuff, I’m doing the same for my house – deciding what do I really need and what may go. And I’m doing the same for my work – finalising this year targets and plans.
The parallels between physical world and mental world are funny. Making decision of not writing a paper I planned because it will get me distracted from my PhD research feels exactly like deciding to sell a sofa that is nice, but doesn’t fit anymore 🙂
But the physical side is easier – I just pack and move. Mental is much more complicated – I have to cut out many “I’d love to do” activities at work to make enough space for my PhD research. I guess it’s a stage where divergent mode turns into convergence. The choices are difficult, but making them gives a very strange sense of accomplishment. Just like getting rid of house stuff that do not fit anymore.
And – in case you are wondering why I wasn’t blogging – it’s simple: the machine that runs Radio got disconnected and I didn’t do anything to sort it out to have time to sort all other things. It will take a bit longer (for emails as well).
Archived version of this entry is available at http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2005/02/09.html#a1495; comments are here.