Weeks 177 to 182
129 days is a a very long time in the grand scheme of things as it relates to a small, family business.
In that time I have:
- Bought a business
- Closed a business
- Sold a business
- Bought a new vehicle
- A sled dog has passed away
- Welcomed a new sled dog to the team
- Filed a trademark
- Spoke at a large podcast conference
- Visited national parks on a 5000 mile road trip
- Attended a huge music festival
It has been 129 days since I last submitted a task for this program.
It has been a roller coaster. For my rabid readers, you will remember that I lost my draft of the literature review in mid-July and I had to start over.
I worked on the re-write every single day. It consumed me. Well, at least in the hours that I was not doing ALL of the things above.
I read every single word of more than 200 scholarly papers and I can say I am about as well versed in my research topic as I can be at this point.
I feel good at where I am at in the project and just so you know, I submitted Task 7 with Literature Review today.
Now I wait for my chair to review and advise.
I know I will have to re-take 888 and I am okay with that.
I just want this thing done.
Late, I know…
I know it has been more than a month since I have posted an update to this blog and I want to thank all of those that have reached out to me on messages, and the Facebook Groups and pages and I am so happy that this blog has been an inspiration to so many.
Keep up the good work. You can do it. I promise!
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