Resistance is Futile (and deadlines are looming).

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit”. ~Aristotle I have a little card on my desk that has this quote on it and I come back to it again and again (and again). I fully admit to being very distractible. Sometimes I try and go easy onContinue reading “Resistance is Futile (and deadlines are looming).”

Hello My Name is Mamalegato and I am a Procrastibaker.

I belong to a Facebook group for PhD and Early Career Researcher Parents- where,  we share the challenges of parenting while trying to navigate academia and just recently one of the members posted a photo of some adorable but labour intensive looking Easter themed cupcakes proclaiming herself to be a procrastibaker- I can SO relate,Continue reading “Hello My Name is Mamalegato and I am a Procrastibaker.”

The Early Bird Gets The Worm (and gets a bunch of other stuff done too.)

    I am an early riser. I always have been, my Mother was too, she grew up on a farm and I like to think it is in the genes. Even as a undergrad student, working until 3 am in a bar, I still woke up at 9 am (early for a barmaid andContinue reading “The Early Bird Gets The Worm (and gets a bunch of other stuff done too.)”

Adrenaline junkie…who me?

Several years ago a colleague in academia commented to me that procrastinators are adrenaline junkies, and I think about that idea every single freakin’ time I am writing or working on something, especially if it has a deadline.  It can be a paper, an article, rehearsing a show, marking student assignments, pizza lunch forms forContinue reading “Adrenaline junkie…who me?”