Friday, March 07, 2008

Things to do

I'm back! Thanks to those who popped by and offered words of support. I managed to get my MBA project done and handed in at two minutes past midnight on Wednesday night. Then it was back in work Thursday where I disappeared under a virtual Everest of emails. It has been a long week and I am very tired. I am however, very relieved to get that project out of the way. Fingers, toes and everything else crossed that I get a pass mark so I don't have to retake the whole year. I have one more essay to do before the course is over now (assuming I pass!), which is an examinable open book essay. I have the question already but I am not going to look at it until next week. This weekend I am going to recharge. I have been thinking of all the things I want to do this year once I get my life back:
  • Catch up with friends.
  • Tame my back garden. A year or so of unchecked growth has meant that there are likely to be lost tribes and wild beasties living out there.
  • Have a big clear out! Get rid of the rubbish and then take the rest to a car boot sale.
  • Get fit! I intend to convert my garage to a small home gym with bike, rowing machine elliptical trainer, weights bench and punch bag. I then intend to use it.
  • Book a holiday. I need a break!
  • Improve my photography.
  • Get back into my Western Martial Arts training.
  • File all my paperwork. There is a stack about a foot or so high!
These are not long-term goals but they are all do-able. Some of them I have to do and will be glad once they are done and others I will enjoy doing. All will give me a sense of achievement. At some point I hope to get a letter which says that the last 5 years of study have all been worth it and I have my Masters degree.

24 comments:

kenju said...

I wish you luck with all of it, Bob-kat, especially getting your Master's. The rest should be relatively easy, compared to that...LOL!

Mar said...

Well done, Bob-kat. You are almost there, cheers!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh won't that be a red letter day, my dear? A Lovbely Letter telling you, YOU ARE DONE and Acredited...!

Alll the things ou listed sound like work except 'the garden'...Which of course is work, too, but, looking for beasties sounds like fun, Too! (lol) And Bob can help you!

Have a WONDERFUL Weekend....and celebrate a bit!

Thaleia said...

Great work Bob-kat! Good luck with that to-do list you've assembled, I'm sure it won't be hard to complete most of those 'tasks' :)

Blessings
Thaleia

Jean-Luc Picard said...

My TWQ this weekend is about things to do in the last seven days.

Michele sent me here.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Those are great goals, girlfriend! And you're DONE. Oh, I remember that feeling, how light I felt and ready to take on the world.

For an hour or two.

Hey, my MFA is in creative writing. Did you really expect that feeling to last when there were worlds to get busy building?

R. Sherman said...

Huzzah!

You should reward yourself with that trip to the Grand Canyon, you've always wanted. If you wish, I'll give you a two week "best of the west" itinerary where you do the grand tour from Las Vegas. Plus you can get some Blackjack in to pay the MBA bills.

Cheers.

Sleepypete said...

When you conquer the back garden, let us know :-)

I'm anticipating needing to go into battle to tame my jungle too :-)

Michele sent me

Sarch said...

That is exciting stuff Bobkat! You're so close.....

Of course you'll keep us "up" while you're getting to all that other stuff right?

PI said...

The end is nigh! And I wish you every success but as I always told the boys - you can only do your best and we love you no matter what:)
Have a rest and a treat- you deserve it. Michele sends best wishes.

Niall said...

...and in no time you'll be a lean mean fighting machine!...not only that but your garage will be put to a better use than just storing household junk...hey, maybe you could use that broad sword of yours to do the gardening!?

jsdaughter said...

Crossing fingers for you too! Your list is a good one- good luck with that too. Michele sent me today

Gwynne said...

Wonderful news on the project and your list of To-Do's sounds commendable and very do-able. I vote for putting the holiday at the top of the list!

Suzanne said...

Congrats on finishing your Masters! That's a huge achievement and one that I haven't managed to finish personally. But I do have a long list of things to do as well. Good luck with them and hello from Micheles

Dianne said...

I'm certain that letter will be there one day soon!

Great list ya got there and how wonderful that you feel so confident that you'll get it all done and enjoy a lot of it as well.

Nice to have ya back and thanks for always having something kind to say over at my place.

kenju said...

Michele sent me back, Bob-kat. Do you know how long you have to wait to find out?

Casdok said...

You sound very busy! Im sure you will not be disapointed.

colleen said...

I've been feeling overwhelmed by a massive writing project that feels like a thesis. I find that whenever I get a break and think the intensity of creation over, a new project comes along.

Congrats on the completion! Michele thinks so too.

David said...

buy your home gym equip USED, and save a lot of pounds, hehe

glad you got that doen, OF COURSE you passed!

panthergirl said...

Hey, sorry for the delay!! Got interrupted. Here by way of michele's...

Congrats on finishing your project!

Have you checked out 43 Things? It's a good way to keep track of stuff you want to do in your life...

pink dogwood said...

I finished my master's 2 weeks before my second daughter was born.

I love your rock picture. Your to do list sort of looks like mine. start my garden, remove clutter, get fit :)

moon said...

Wow ...you have worked so hard. All my positive thoughts are sent your way..cheering for your passing mark...although I don't think u need them...So many of us will whooop in joy when u announce to us that u have your Masters Degree!!!

Shephard said...

Those are all very doable goals... you may have a hard time with the photography one tho... since your photos are already so good! :)
Crossing fingers for you, but I'm sure you did very well.

~S :)

Carmi said...

I see a very big, richly deserved party - all for you - in your future. Dropped by from Michele's to let you know I've been wishing your headaches would leave you alone.