Thursday, 14 July 2011

I am still alive...stressed...but alive

Blimey it's been a while eh! I shall return properly but you will have to wait till September (seriously, I have an ever expanding list of things I am going to do in September...sleep is right at the top, closely followed by drawing and blogging....oh, and reading a book that is non-academic..so can't wait to do that!!).

Right now I'm just trying to beat my dissertation into some kind of shape!

I've 14,000 words to write (so far I have 5,000 ish) which needs to be completed and handed in on the 3rd of September. It sounds like loads of time till you factor in the fact that I'm writing about topics I've not studied before so I'm having to learn the topic as I'm writing, my academic supervisor is on holiday in August (how dare he!!) so the majority of it has to be done before he goes away so that I can get his input, 120 patients and carers got involved in my research so I have oodles of raw data that needs coded (which has to be done by the end of this month) and I have a separate report to write for work which needs to be completed by the 14th of August (Bloody GP consortium have decided to bring forward their discussion on the redesign of services for those with long-term conditions and since this work is to represent the patients view on the topic there is no way I can miss that deadline!!). I do kinda feel like I'm drowing!! But I only have a month and a half to go and then......freedom

Whispers *and then I am never ever ever studying anything ever again*