15 November 2011

Extending the Week

This is one of those times in which the semester goes so busy, I would want to extend the week by having 9 days instead of 7. Because really, given the amount of things I need to do, I feel like I need more time.

But then, I wonder, if the week really was 9 days long, does that mean I will get to do all of the things I want to do, or would I just find more things to do and feel the same?

Anyway, the other day, I felt so tired, I wanted my body to be reconstituted. I wanted to separate my limbs to pieces, oil them up, and put them back together again. Like an automobile tune-up. Maybe I needed a massage, or a visit to the chiropractor. I don't know. All I know was that I was enjoying sleeping these nights recently.

I have so many things I need to do. I am running a lab, coordinating research assistants, analyzing data from various studies, oh, and writing a dissertation too. Not to mention I am preparing for talks and such.

But you know, at the end of the day, I still enjoy this. I look back and see the things I have done, and wow, it feels good to see that one has accomplished something.

I think it's all an issue of mental health. If I don't take vacations or excursions where I get my camera and do something just for the heck of it, then I think I would definitely go crazy. I think if I only do research and school all the time, then I would just explode, burn out, and go crazy, that I would hate what I do. Instead, in order for that not to happen, then I arrange things such that I have things to look forward to every now and then.

And so far, it works!

(Rocky Paths, from my Machu Picchu Series)


  1. I wish there were more hours in the day but I think I will never have enough time anyway!

  2. Zhu,

    I guess, if there were more hours in the day, then we'd just add more things to do and we'll never have enough time again!