By: Megan Crider
Lately I have found it difficult to make much progress on my thesis project. Just like an author might experience “writer’s block,” I feel as if I am living the same scenario.
I have done some precedence studies and have conducted some research for my thesis book, so at least I am not sitting at ground zero. I also have a strong concept for my project and a carefully chosen and positioned site, so I feel like I have developed a strong foundation for my project. And that is the only concrete progress that I have thus far. I have several figure-ground iterations for my site and have started a program of spaces, but I am unsure about most of it. I am having a hard time making decisions and moving forward. Decisions – that is where I need to adjust my focus. If I can just begin to make some and then move forward then I feel like I can begin to make much more progress and be better positioned within my project.
I feel like the next couple of weeks will be productive for me (they really need to be, anyway). Over spring break I did a lot of wedding planning and organizing, so now hopefully my priorities outside of class will subside for a while allowing me to focus my time and energy more on my thesis. I really need to discipline myself to make some decisions and to move forward with them. The more I do now the less I will have to do later… Well maybe not “less,” perhaps I will be less stressed… That alone is worth it to me. Time to get to work…