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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goodbye

Thursday, May 15, 2014
But, it is not the end.

Goodbye simply means that I will start writing on another blog that is required for the course that I'm taking this semester. The course is: Web 2.0-based Learning and Performance.

Updates:

-Alhamdulillah, I passed my qualifying exam last semester. Another 3 semester of coursework before my research journey begin. Well, I should start searching for relevant literature from NOW!!! And, start WRITING NOW!!! But, I still need to pass my preliminary exam in spring next year!

-Moved to a new apartment, which is better yet more expensive :P We moved from the old apartment because the Alumni Village (FSU graduate student housing) will be closed on August. It is sad :(

-Alhamdulillah, Husna can move/crawl/scoot from one place to another very fast, at the age of 6 months young! Also, I already start feeding her with some food/puree such as sweet potato, carrot, apple, and peas.

I think that's all for now because I really need to work on the other blog and other assignments!








Thursday, March 27, 2014

burnout

Thursday, March 27, 2014
I've been planning to strictly allocated time to get my assignments done before time. But, I keep on procrastinate. This bad behavior has turn my life into a vicious cycle. One of the reason that I continue to procrastinate is that my grades in all of my courses are 'still' good.

For this semester, I only have to attend two classes on Tuesday. I also have an online class, which usually have assignments such as posting at the discussion board weekly on Thursday and Sunday. One of the Tuesday's class requires me to read around 4 to 6 articles in instructional systems per week and write a reader response (synthesis ideas from the articles) or a study concept (design a study concept similar to a research proposal with research questions, participants, procedure, instruments, etc.). I personally believe that it is easier to write the study concept paper than the reader response because I need to include statements with references in the reader response.

Another class on Tuesday is not from the field of instructional systems. We learn about program evaluation, which is interesting. However, I don't think that the content will be beneficial in my degree although program evaluation might be useful in my future work setting (university).

I usually wait until Sunday or even Monday (recently) to read the articles (like I said before -- around 4 to 6 articles) and write the reader response or study concept, which is due on Monday evening. I also need to read book chapters and post in the discussion board for my online class and also respond to others' posts. Moreover, I also need to read book chapters, write and be prepared for the program evaluation class on Tuesday.

Therefore, I usually was burnout by Tuesday night because my mind was working hard from Sunday until Tuesday. Then, I'll wait again until Sunday, do the assignments... burnout ... and the cycle continues.

I don't know what am I waiting for, but I do know that I like to spent time with my husband and baby ALL the TIME!!! - but they are not to blame :)

I do realize this vicious cycle is not only killing me, but also will affect my husband and baby :(

Therefore, I promise myself to be disciplined and avoid  procrastination for the sake of my beloved family!!!

I must also keep in mind that my mother is still working hard for the family. I need to graduate on time (GOT) and support my parents!!!

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful...


This is my new journey without procrastination! --First thing: Go to the library to work on the posting and assignment for the online class :) 


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

rejuvenate

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
It has been a while since my last post here.

Been busy? Typical excuse! But, somewhat true indeed. Am I struggling with life as a wife, student, and new mom? I wouldn't say that I'm struggling because I embrace my life and appreciate what I have now :) alhamdulillah.

I will post frequently to practice my writing skills in English. Although I'm currently studying abroad, I do feel that my English communication and writing skills have not improved extensively. One of the reason is that I have less confidence to speak/write in English (it is obvious that I need to speak English anywhere and everywhere! --except with my husband because I don't want to :P) now than I was in Malaysia. My lack of confidence comes from knowing that "they" -- speak and write better than me!!!

I've changed my template to simple with white background. Also, I add a picture with my blog title, which totally looked so uncool! I have forgotten a lot of my adobe Photoshop skills and editing the HTML! :( Hope to slowly practice the photo editing and blogging skills in the future.

I think that's all for now. I write/type to practice my writing skills and convey ideas/experiences that I would like to share. I hope with this aim in mind, I will continue posting in my blog :)

Got a lot of assignments to do! I'll blog about the assignments too! :P

sincerely,

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