I just completed a second draft of my thesis proposal.
I have no idea if it's "good" or not, but I have deemed it "good enough" for now. I did a lot of work revamping my second chapter, the "Literature Review," which I had done incorrectly the first time. I think the chapter could use some more tweaking: a bit more organization and probably a bit more support to give it better structure. But on the whole, I think it's in good shape.
I had my first "phone meeting" with my thesis advisor, Mary, this evening and feel happy to have established a "live" conection. She was very supportive and gave me some good suggestions. One of which, was to visualize me in June...in Boulder...giving my thesis presentation. I'm definitely taking that suggestion.
At the Expo for the P.F. Chang's Marathon/Half-Marathon I participated in two weeks ago, I got a fortune cookie. I taped my fortune to the outside of my datebook which stands up in a basket on my desk at home and reads: "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal." So I will be keeping the visual of me presenting my thesis at the forefront of my mind.
I'd like to write on, but I am going to write off the rest of the evening. For tonight, my work is done.