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Last one in!

I must definitely have the dubious honour to be the last one to turn in the Month 1 Assignments!

I was thrilled to see Maria posting hers earlier this week as I was feeling so despondent with how slow i was being... thanks Maria, you always put a smile on my face!

Well now I've done it and hopefully can move on to Month 2 without too much baggage. I just have to finish off my profile of that wonderful courageous lady Martha, and am determined to post that today.... yeah, I'm on a roll!!!

I couldn't manage to bring my article down to the less-than 1000 words limit, it ended up being around 1,135 words - sorry Jennifer! Really struggled to synthesise stuff, and i guess thats the kind of thing my mentors can help me with.

I had a wonderful call with my mentor Taur last week and she gave me some very encouraging and positive words - one very practical piece of advice from her was to get a 6 or 12 month calendar and post my assignment due dates and then work back from those dates to establish small mini-tasks that i could achieve in finalising my assignments.

I thought this was a super idea and set myself a few mini tasks to finish up Month 1 assignments. And though a horrid stomach bug laid me low last week and messed up the dates, i still managed to go from one task to another.

Setting mini tasks and goals also made me feel like i was achieving something. When i thought of all i had to do it seemed so overwhelming, i wanted to run & hide! But looking at the next mini task on my list (transcribing the interview, doing some online research, etc) made me feel like "ok, i can do that today".

I'm sharing this with all of you in case you've faced some of the same scheduling challenges i have. Clearly knowing when assignments are due and setting up mini tasks/goals in getting there has really helped me.

Thanks again to Taur for helping me with this fantastic, practical help.

Hugs to you all!



Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Such wisdom

It was fantastic to hear your voice tonight!

Thank you for sharing your newly learned wisdom with the other correspondents. I think I will repost the calendar, so everyone has easy access to the dates. Brilliant!

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Manori's picture

Taur rocks!


its all Taur's wisdom, actually! Please do copy & paste that section and give all credit to Taur who is such a brilliant mentor. Thanks for introducing me to her.


Maria de Chirikof's picture


Oh funny, this made me smile too!


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