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My two-week break is over and it’s time for me to move forward in the dissertation journey! I began today with a clear mind and motivated heart. I submitted my revised prospectus for my second committee member to review. Once I receive her approval, I will be able to submit it to the Program Director.

I am normally not the person that actually takes a break during a break. Whether it was at a job I worked on, during a workshop or school break; I found something else to do during the break. Therefore, I vowed not to work on my dissertation during this break and I am glad to say that I kept that promise. The break allowed me to gain a perspective on where I was and where I needed to be. There were many days during the break that I questioned myself as to why I am pursuing this dissertation. I encouraged myself through self-care activities and permitted myself to breathe. I assessed my journey before the break and saw many accomplishments. Looking at these accomplishments helped to restore my energy. Now that the break is over, I am refreshed and excited! I am ready to master everything set before me.

I encourage you to take a break! When a break is given to you, take it! If you find yourself needing a break, take it! Use the break to breathe, to restore your energy and to stay motivated. After the break is over, move forward with the new-found aspiration to accomplish the tasks and goals that are beforehand.

As always, I am excited to share my dissertation journey with you. I ask that you share this blog with someone else. We all are going through some type of journey and this might be the encouragement you or that person need to go a litter further. Let’s encounter this life changing experience together!

I have decided to change sharing my #DissertationJourney with you from once weekly to at least once monthly.

Growth Tip: “Embrace each season; Extract growth; Evolve through” ~ Aundrea T. Harris

Scripture Meditation: Jeremiah 29:11 KJV –  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Make It A Great Day ~ Aundrea

#GrowingThroughLife #Onward