Using Every Grain of Sand

Respect the process

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This morning’s class session is about listening to PhD candidates and former PhD students to try and learn about their journey, their research, their process, and through that, their advice.

What this forces me to do is to be so present in this moment, in this life, that I can use every single grain of sand that comes toward me as another pearl that has fallen into my lap. Today’s first speaker, David, said something that resonates with me. It’s not a new treasure, it’s an old confirmation that I forgot in a separate box titled archives. RESPECT THE PROCESS.

As a writing project director, my advice when we hit the point of releasing control to the teachers and it looked like things were going to get out of control was to TRUST the process. This journey, this dissertation, these decisions continue to be a leap of faith.

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