Today I wrote a good draft of my literature review. It was on bipolar, then depression, then bipolar again with a passing reference to bipolar I. Anyway, it is in reasonably good shape. I am letting it rest for a day and tomorrow will sort it out and post it in.
It was quite distracting. So much so, in fact, that I missed my Rec Cross blood donation appointment. Actually, that wasn’t so bad, as I was very tired yesterday and probably not in the best shape to give blood. I made another appointment for a couple of weeks’ time.
Finishing the literature review seemed impossible these last two weeks, as the topic seemed to shift so much. It is such a relief to have it in decent shape. I like to have it in reasonable shape so that the mark I receive in the end is not as important as the sense of accomplishment.
I know there is another literature review for the companion subject in this course. It is due fairly soon, so I will be confident about tackling that, expecting it to involve many changes as well. Also, I feel better about the thesis which I have put off to sort out my learning style in Education as compared with Information Technology, where the thesis is being written.
Although I have taken on some subjects related to professional development as a teacher and counsellor/trainer, I really should be able to just sit down and finish the last draft of my 50,000 word thesis. It appears to be possible now that I have almost finished the assessment for my introductory educational counselling subject.
All the effort took its toll on Sunday, yesterday, when I slept a lot. I call it hibernation. It usually happens on cold days, when I spend a day on the weekend just sleeping, sometimes reading.
This time, I felt as though something big was going to happen, something for which I have been preparing with mental discipline rather than physical training. With any luck that something will be related to finishing the thesis. I really hope so.