Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Short-Term Goals: Dissertation, Potty Learning, Blogging!

As part of the Green Blogger Challenge, the topic for today was our short-term goals for this month. I decided I have 4 main goals: one school-related, one family-related, and two blogging-related!

Read on to see my goals!

I have 4 main goals for this month:

1. Work on my dissertation proposal and nail down my research questions and hypotheses. I'm planning on looking at the differences how native speakers of German and those who are learning German as a second language produce clear and conversational speech in German.


2. Finish with the Potty Learning for 3 1/2 year old Little J! 
He CAN, he just WON'T. It's become a bit of a power thing with him and he's not really bothered by wet or dirty diapers at this point. But preschool ends tomorrow, which opens our schedule for some intense underwear-only or nakie potty learning! It's just in the nick of time, too, because our one-size cloth diapers are hardly fitting around his thighs anymore!


3. Get back into the social aspect of blogging.
I used to participate in a lot of hops. I made sure to visit my favorite blogging buddies and share their content. When things got really busy last semester with my comprehensive exam, that was one of the first things to go. But now that I have a bit more time, I'd love to start enjoying other blogs again and participating in blog hops, Wordless Wednesdays, Voiceboks, etc.

4. Keep trucking away with the Green Blogger Challenge!
This is tough because it's a daily blogging challenge, which means that it's a constant thing on my to-do list. During the day I take care of my two kids and I work on my dissertation proposal, which is due at the beginning of August. My time to blog is after the kids are in bed. That means that I have time from about 10 PM on to work, but that's also time to unwind and spend with my husband. (Oh, and I get less time if I accidentally fall asleep in my toddler's bed!) I'm really hoping that this challenge can make me a more disciplined and fun(!) blogger. :-)

What are your short-term goals for this month? What are your challenges?

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