Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just a Wee Distraction...

It is cloudy and raining outside…the usual, unpredictable British summer. The college corridors and halls are empty of the usual hustle and bustle of students rushing to classes or pulling tricks on each other. I am holed up in the library, trying to focus on my dissertation but really, looking for some distraction.

During term time, it was so easy to get distracted, what with nosey students plopping into a seat beside you and offering food or just "good banter," as the Brits would say. I thought to myself then how much work I could do when I have no more distractions. Now with the rain outside, there is no sun to lure me out—there goes another distraction. How ideal is this to settle down and get some work done!

Hah. Famous last words.

And now, having made myself a cup of tea, and having chatted with a friend back home who happens to be on line, I need to settle down and work and what do I do? Blog!! Oh well, the spirit is willing but the flesh is--otherwise!

Hauling myself into the library was suppose to get me all disciplined and productive but in the end, whatever I do won't get me working---I will just have to simply force myself to do it. As Nike wisely adviced, “Just do it!”

Right, okey, will do!!

Until the next distraction...;-)

Help. Can my 18,000-word dissertation just write itself?

PS. Still on my so-called leave. This is just a--er--distraction. So I will still be scarce in the blogosphere.

Cheers, mates!

13 comments:

freeze said...

ey, keep writing your blog err... i mean your essay. ;) til then!

ZJ said...

Hi Gypsy... sige, balik ka na sa essay mo... bye :)

niceheart said...

Just dropped by to check if you're still on leave.

Very well then, you better go back to work. :)

Leah said...

blogging is always a good distraction...

goodluck and keep your words flowing...

carlotta1924 said...

it's always nice to have distractions once in a while. keeps a person sane. :D

good luck with your essay =)

dimaks said...

good thing that you made a peek at us here.. until next distractions :)

Annamanila said...

Yun nga, so many distractions, so many options. If you can psyche yourself there is no option, then working on your thesis can be automatic.

Writing technical stuff in the office can be tedious for me. I used to wait for all distractions to go away, wait for the muse to come, wait .. wait .. and procrastinate. Until I learned the discipline of "no option."

Don't get me wrong I still lapse from time to time .. especially when I first stumbled into blogging.


Great to hear from you again. I come here and check on you from time to time, you know. But now that I have finally learned how to use the google reader, I don't have to. I simply add you to my list. :)

All best. And remember, there's no option.

Sojourner said...

We're all poised here ... waiting for you to get back to blogging.
But finish that essay first, then you'll be free to fly when you get back here. We'll be waiting. But we can wait, so get back to the essay!

Sojourner!

Sexy Mom said...

you do deserve a distraction, but hopefully you will complete your dissertation on time.

kathy said...

Hi Gypsy! Glad to know you're doing well. Like the rest of your blogmates, I drop by from time to time to check in on you. :)

A few updates on my part - I'm going to Univ. of Cambridge in September (yikes, that's next month!). Just letting you know, in case you wanna drop by Cambridge one of these days. :) Keep in touch. God bless!!!

exskindiver said...

hi gypsy,
glad to see you are well.

NiCO said...

cheers! ;)

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