My blogging is getting weaker and weaker. I don’t really understand it, but I seem to have less and less blogworthy comment these days (although some of you probably question the merits of much of my content anyway). Is this a reflection of my life becoming more and more boring? I wouldn’t say boring, but mundane maybe.
With the medicine course in full swing (week 7 this week) my weekly work activities have settled into something of a mundane routine. I teach human anatomy on a Monday morning, so much of the remainder of the week is spent preparing for this with Jo: creating and editing substantial handouts, organising teaching and teaching materials, planning future teaching, organising the lecturers themselves (surgeons, physicians, pathologists and radiologists all help us teach), and then of course revising and planning what exactly we will be teaching the next Monday morning. In addition to all this I am managing a *little* research, but not as much as I’d like. These tasks are all becoming repetitive, and subsequently I have less to blog about. The commute between Cardiff and Swansea is taking up a lot of time, and I’m not even thinking about sports stuff any more. Weekends are spent recovering/taking it easy, so again, not much to blog there then. Hmph. Even this post is getting long-winded: I’m blogging about weak blogging. Oh dear.
Am I in a rut? What can I do to get out? Is weak blogging really a reflection of my life becoming more dull? Probably not.
Firstly, we’ll move to Swansea. Cut out the commute and I’ll have more time with Kim and Jack. We’ll also have more cash (it’s about £200/month to commute by train).
Secondly, get the research side of my job kick-started. This will give me the interest and enthusiasm needed to kick the mundane. It’s something I must commit to and make time for. In fact, I have a PhD student (not mine, a collaborator’s) starting in the lab today….