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The possibility in 100 days 2

Have I mentioned my plan to write a draft of my thesis in 100 days? I’ve been working on it since October, and day 100 falls on January 25th, about 3 weeks before I’m due, which feels just right for sending off a draft of my thesis before settling into having my first baby; that’s when lots of mamas start maternity leave anyhow. I was inspired to make a 100-day plan after reading an article about development projects getting accomplished in 100 days. The idea is that we can all imagine 3 months ahead; it takes us “out of the realm of business as usual” and focuses our efforts. So I sat down and made a 100-day plan, and so far, it’s really helped focus the daily work on the thesis.

That and the very real deadline of having my baby, and wanting to be able to enjoy him and not have the thesis hanging over my head. So I spend early mornings at my desk writing, and afternoons in the library. My belly grows closer to the table every day, the baby’s wiggles spurring me on and reminding me why I’m working this hard. I’ll let you know how it goes!

What do the possibilities of 100 days make you think of? Anyone want to join me?


  1. Megsie

    11/16/2011 at 10:05 pm

    This is such a great idea! I need to check out the link…when I have more time. I am procrastinating right now, I should be planning lessons and grading papers. Yes, that was an AND. It is 11 PM right now, and I haven’t started. Better get to it. Yawn!

  2. Rose

    11/17/2011 at 3:26 pm

    What a great article! Overall I love the idea, especially if it were to take on the iterative nature of programing, as one commenter suggested. Gives me ideas about how to think about/attack political change as well. Can’t wait to explore more with you guys!


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