Here a Goal there a Goal everywhere a Goal, Goal.
Who doesn't want to reach their goals???
This week's homework assignment was to create flowchart that would breakdown your goal(s) to more doable steps. For some reason I procrastinated doing this assignment, felt a bit unbalanced and yes- watched T.V. more than three hours. I want to reach my goals and I want to pursue my passion but this feels uncomfortable. I actually used the uncomfortable response that Dr. Rockquemore told us about last week. I was with my sister brainstorming when I voiced to her that I was uncomfortable. It really worked! I voiced my feelings/thoughts-I was not sure what I was feeling but I knew that I needed to say something to communicate that I was off a bit. Don't get me wrong my sister thought I was a weirdo but after the initial first instinct to judge she helped by validating my feelings and allowed me to feel uncomfortable. I have been a "liar" for such a long time. I am usually the person that will not say anything and hold it all in because I want to be perceived as nice. After reading Hooks chapter on Honesty, I vowed to stop being silent. In the chapter she talks about how many people who have something to say usually stay silent and are a type of “liar.” Logically I want to reach my goals but subconsciously maybe NOT! I am scared but I guess you have to name it, claim it, and move on! Easier said than done but here are my flowcharts:
To get my Ph. D. in Chicano Studies:
I. Research Programs
b. Faculty Profiles
i. Research interest
ii. Contact Faculty
III. Take a writing class
a. Budget for different living expenditures
b. Pay off debt
1. Research fellow organizations
b. How is it run?
c. What I want/What I don’t want
d. Plan a visit
2. What issues are plaguing young Latinas?
a. Talk informally to young Latinas
b. Interview counseling professionals
3. What type of Staff/Professionals will be necessary to succeed?