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  1. Upon further reflection, I don't hate my thesis after all (222 words)


    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    APRead research papers
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    A_Update schedule


1. Upon further reflection, I don't hate my thesis after all: 11:20

I am officially out of my I-hate-my-thesis phase. It was easy to give in to frustration and think that hating it would make me finish it faster. But why should I subject myself to that much unnecessary stress? After all, if it's going to be a big part of my life for the next few months, I may as well focus on the positive.

And I *do* really like it. I love the feeling of working on something new. I can't wait to try these ideas out. I'm looking forward to talking to IBMers and thinking of how we can make these ideas real. And the people I'm working with are actually pretty cool, too.

Also, I'm finally able to download papers from the ACM Digital Library again. Being able to *see* examples of good research certainly helps. Knowing that we're working to a higher standard than some of the published papers also boosts my morale! ;)

I updated my schedule again, and was pleasantly surprised that despite the Internet problems, despite my occasional grumbles and frustrated arggghs, I'm actually ahead of schedule.

This is a nice feeling. I think I'll keep it. Sometimes I really just have to remind myself to focus on what's going well...

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