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At midnight last night, I remembered that the new year was arriving today - helped on its way by a barrage of fireworks from over in Footscray. If you listen to the Chinese astrologers, 2012 is a Water Dragon year: larger than life, and full of change.

There's a lot of change on the horizon. [livejournal.com profile] aeliel is a few days away from finishing and submitting her Masters thesis, which will conclude three years of work into giftedness, engagement, learning styles, talent development and video games. She'll also be starting back at work full time, a couple of days after Arcanacon.

I have a lot to learn and write about before I can finish my own thesis. The biggest issue is transforming myself back into more of a 9-5 kind of worker, instead of a "do little bits of work at all hours of the day and night" person. I know that I'll be pushing hard to finish on time, but I don't want to disconnect myself any further from reality than I already have... after all, I'll need to quickly find a job once that final stretch of writing, revision and re-writing is done. That particular source of stress deserves to be thought about in more detail somewhere else, though.

For now: Happy New Year! I hope you can spend some time with family - whether they are the ones you're related to, or others that you've chosen instead ;) I'm planning to have my relatives over on Wednesday night, when I shall fill them with as much festive Chinese food as I can cook over the next few days.

Date: 2012-01-23 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virtual-munkee.livejournal.com
Gung hay fat choy to you too! Yay :) Hope this year brings lots of joy and good stuff to you and Aeliel :) Tell her congrats on finishing the masters, and make sure she writes lots from it so I can then use simon's uni login to read her no-doubt fascinating papers ;)

even though i know you are trying to get more normal working hours, i must say you sometimes just have to stick to what works for you - when u are motivated, write and write and dont worry what time it is or what you could make for dinner or WHATEVER. strike while the iron is hot. i did 45 mins a night while working 12 hour days and got there..just have to make it good...and i reckon u know exactly how to make your words count :) cant wait to have a celebratory drink with you both sometime ;)

Date: 2012-01-26 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jod999.livejournal.com
Happy new year to you both!

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