Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Good news

The good news is that I heard yesterday that my PhD proposal has been ok'ed by the Higher Degrees Committee at UKZN. It was all poised to happen at the end of last year and I am very pleased that it has now gone through. Much gratitude to my supervisors and all who worked at the process!
From my side, it is March already and I have not read or written a word for the thesis. I have thought about it. I have the book I want to read at hand. I am almost afraid to start! Time is a problem - but even more so energy. I am finding that ministry is exhausting and there is always more to do and that I am inevitably disappointing people.
But, I am going to get through it all, one way or another. If I am here because God wants me here, then I believe that he will give me what I need to succeed. God is good!

5 comments:

Macrina Walker said...

Congratulations, Jenny!

I don't know whether to be sympathetic, in awe of you, or jealous! I can really identify with the time and energy problem, which is what is stopping me from doing something similar. Sigh. I hope that all goes well.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Macrina. That will be a motivation to me - remembering that not everyone has the opportunity to do this!

Macrina Walker said...

Well, I don't really mean to complain as I did have the opportunity in a previous life, and should be grateful for that! But somehow doing these things when one is young(ish) with funding readily available for (more or less) full time study, is very different to thinking of such things when one is hitting middle age and overly busy. Hence the awe! And perhaps also inspiration...

Thomas Scarborough said...

A (fairly) well known writer sent me this advice last week:

"It is a good idea to treat it as a proper job and set a target, e.g. a daily word count, otherwise life will get in the way and those ambitious projects that you always keep meaning to do will simply slide off the desk out of sight, never to be seen again."

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Thomas, I do need to just make time. God-willing it will come!