Something I thought about:

  • The final dissertation chapter. The first half was fine, but the second half hadn’t clicked yet, so I took some time to reverse outline, figure out what I wanted to say, and ended up figuring out a much better way to structure the second part, so I’m working through that now.

Something I did:

  • Worked on my diss.
  • Sent a lot of emails.
  • Tried to pace myself — remember to take breaks to rest and clear my head.
  • Started to wake up really early to write.

Something I read:

“When I found out that he came to mathematics after poetry, I’m like, OK, this makes sense to me,” Ardila added.
“worry is the essence of craft”