I had a plan… now i have a deadline

AT THE BEGINNING OF TERM 4 WE HAD TO DO A PROJECT OUTLINE FOR OUR MASTER THESIS. SO I DID. BUT THEN, THIS HAPPEND …

The plan was fairly simple. Hand in the first draft of the master thesis for Content Strategy at FH Joanneum on the second of september. Do that with a work load of ten hours a week.

The first hand-in-deadline in june i knew i could never manage. So i decided to go for the second. Hey, the whole summer i will have to research for and write the master thesis.

So much for the theoretical part of the plan. The execution during the start of the fourth term wasn’t nearly as easy as it sounded written. With our masters programme, we had way more work load than expected during our last term togehter. We still had our presence time in Graz, Austria. And then we went to Berlin. And all the time i missed at work — hi, Futter — because of COS, i had to make up for. And then, #ibizagate happend and work got even crazier.

The great plan i had, was quite quickly abandoned. Which you can see within this portfolio-blog as well. That is the reason, i haven’t had time to blog about my studies with the regularity i should have been.

A few weeks back, i wanted to give up. Meaning not to hand in at the third date at the beginning of next year. But abandon the COS-programme altogether. But … i didn’t.

There are three reasons for this:

  1. All the cosis, especially, Magdalena Markovic. She is not only my study buddy – touchy touchy – she is now also my work buddy, because a few weeks back she startet as a editor at Futter magazine. Together we can do it, she said. And we will.
  2. The expertise. Writing this master thesis on the topic of Futter will benefit my work. And hopefully save our little project. There are loads of things i have to do anyway at work concerning content strategy. For the thesis i have to JUST write it down.
  3. My husband. If i would have quit, he would have killed me. For all the hours, weekends and weeks, i was absent from family life, i have to finish this. Love ya, babe.

So, coming to an end of this somewhat self-inspirational soul searching, i’m trying to get back on track. You could say, i don’t have a plan anymore, i have a deadline. And that is all that counts. Meanwhile, i’ll just keep swimming.