Before the start of every semester, I make a list of my ongoing tasks, my priorities, and plan my weekly template. Based on these, I can develop my goals for the semester.
Now, I know that Summer 2021 has some uncertainties. I need to travel to Belgium for urgent family matters. I don’t know when and where I’ll be vaccinated (I’m in the priority group in Ecuador as a teacher, but also received word from the Belgian embassy that we can get vaccinated in Belgium). My best estimate is that this yet unscheduled travel will take about 6 weeks (as I will need to quarantine upon arrival, which gives me mild anxiety as to how on Earth I’ll keep my 3-year-old cooped up in 20m2 studio for 10 days straight without going crazy).
What I would like to achieve in the upcoming semester is the following:
- Present at the University of Costa Rica about load testing (virtually).
- Submit 3 papers.
- Prepare one of my PhD students for his go/no go.
- Go to see the lab.
- Work on my research relating to the doctoral defense.
- Apply for UK funding.
- Write for fun.
- Get more sleep.
- Spend time with family.