Making the Most of March 2022


Yearly resolutions have been my thing, but then, this year, I decided why not bring in the same excitement every month? We are alreading starting the third month of 2022 soon and I am as excited as I would be on the night of December 31. I have loved and cherished January and February and want to keep the march special. I am expecting travels and some really good celebrations. Making the best of what we have is what we got to do and that has been a major life lesson for the past two years or so.

Here is how I want my march to be. The minimum’s to be honest. (I am already excited while I chart out these plans and points)

For the Love of Reading and Writing

3.1 Read and complete 6 novels as a part of Goodreads challenge

3.2 Work on novel for 20 hours

3.3 Start editing – ‘Between Blue and Blue’ and spend at least 5 hours

3.4 Design two themes for April A to Z challenge

3.5 Write 10 general blog posts (Its PH)

3.6 Write 5 technical blog posts (PH Bytes)

3.7 Write 7 short poems on Instagram (prakash.hegade)

3.8. Start, complete and publish the ebook – Bit Codes

3.9 Define – Symphony of Words

3.10 Submit an article to a contest/anthology

Research

3.11 Design and draft two work proposals

3.12 Complete two MOOC courses on Qualitative and Quantitative research methods

3.13 Read 25 research papers

3.14 Write 50 pages for thesis

3.15 Work on Knit Algorithm components for at least 10 hours

3.16 Submit one research paper

3.17 Involve and contribute in other’s research work (as a research participant)

3.18 Host a workshop or a session

3.19 Present and validate the current research progress

3.20 Propose for collaboration work

Personals

3.21 Exercise for alteast 23 days

3.22 Watch 3 movies

3.23 Complete ‘This is Us’ Season 2

3.24 Live the real at ph_logs

3.25 Suprise Yourself

3.26 Celebrate

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January Lookback

February, Where did you go?

February – Where did you go?


I know 28 days are far shorter than 30 or 31 even though there is only a difference of a few hours per se. Not the first time, I have witnessed the second month of the year going by like ‘where-did-the-month-go’! I had quite a few goals for February and also there were many unexpected events. I did my best. I want to continue to do that ahead as well. So, here is a post I made to set the goals: February 2022 – Pledges, and here is how it went:

2.1 Read and complete 5 novels with a total count of 10 books read on Goodreads – completed 4 out of 5.

2.2 Write 6 blogposts on itsphblog – the fifth one will be done by end of the day.

2.3 Write 4 blogposts on itsphbytes  – did one

2.4 Post at least 7 short poems on Instagram prakash.hegade – posted 5

2.5 Live the real at ph_logs – living the real and no-filters

2.6 Spend 15 hours on novel editing work – I did spend 5

2.7 Complete and publish the ebook – Bit Codes – pushing this to march and not really proud of

2.8. Read 20 research papers and write a summary – I managed to complete 5

2.9. Submit one research paper on engineering education to any conference – work-in-progress

2.10 Complete 5 MOOC courses – I could not even touch. I got held up with alternates and I really don’t want to take this guilt

2.11 Watch at least 3 movies – 3 in theatres (Love Mocktail 2 [Kannada], Uncharted [English], and Gangubai Kathiawadi [Hindi])

2.12 Start a new series and complete 1 season – completed ‘This is Us’ season 1. Best family drama made ever!

2.13 Exercise at least 20 days – done and proud

2.14 Submit one article for an anthology – done and happily satisfied

2.15 Spend 20 hours on Knit Algorithm – I guess I did more

2.16 Write 5 significant insights about problem-based learning – did one

2.17 Write at least 20 pages for the thesis – did none

2.18 Creat a learning track for APS (15 days track) – completed

2.19 Start the ‘Symphony of Words’ journals – yet to start, I am not getting the root yet

2.20 Surprise yourself – live the moments – did, many, often, lived and loved it

A Great Teacher Inspires.


Happen to read this today, again! and here I am going to my class, with all the enthusiasm I can load and carry! Thank you Vibha for this. I will keep coming back to this.

Messy Musings

It was the first Saturday of my sophomore year in college. Excited as I was for the year to actually start, I knew I had gotten off on the wrong foot with many of my classmates the previous year. And facing them again made me anxious. I am a socially awkward person. A very self-aware, socially awkward person and my flight/fight response screams run! in every new situation. And I felt like everyone in the class hated me. And I needed to be someplace else. Thinking and overthinking my situation, this Saturday, I cycled to college early, you know, the kind of motivation you have at the beginning of a new year had kicked in and my mother wanted to take full advantage of it. She confiscated my two-wheeler keys and asked me to walk, run, fly to get to the other side. So I had to take out the…

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A Review.  Period.


I ask myself,
Who am I?
Who the hell am I?
To review and rate,
One’s years of work,
One’s pain and pleasure,
One’s moments lived,
One’s cry and coy,
One’s cheer and joy,
The midnight lamps,
The cramps and cracks,
The rollercoaster ride,
The pompous and pride,
The hours of strive,
And just like that,
I throw my comments.
And today,
I ask myself,
Who the hell am I?

February 2022 – Pledges


Okay, resolutions have been my thing, and this year I am doing month-wise. If you want to know how my January went, here is the post: January 2022 – Lookup. I want to be ambitious for February. From my past, as I have witnessed, Februaries tend to move in a flash, maybe because of 28 days. I will wind up my month on the 27th, Sunday. So, here goes my list. I am already a little nervous while I make this list but I surely want to give it a try. I will keep it realistic for the month of March based on my two-month experience. And of course all of this beyond personal and professional chores.

February Pledges

2.1 Read and complete 5 novels with a total count of 10 books read on Goodreads

2.2 Write 6 blogposts on itsphblog

2.3 Write 4 blogposts on itsphbytes 

2.4 Post at least 7 short poems on Instagram prakash.hegade

2.5 Live the real at ph_logs

2.6 Spend 15 hours on novel editing work

2.7 Complete and publish the ebook – Bit Codes

2.8. Read 20 research papers and write a summary

2.9. Submit one research paper on engineering education to any conference

2.10 Complete 5 MOOC courses

2.11 Watch at least 3 movies

2.12 Start a new series and complete 1 season.

2.13 Exercise at least 20 days

2.14 Submit one article for an anthology

2.15 Spend 20 hours on Knit Algorithm

2.16 Write 5 significant insights about problem-based learning

2.17 Write at least 20 pages for the thesis

2.18 Creat a learning track for APS (15 days track)

2.19 Start the ‘Symphony of Words’ journals

2.20 Surprise yourself – live the moments