3+1=4

Previously, I had two external monitors attached to my laptop. One of those monitors, though, had a lower resolution than the other two. (One of these things is not like the other… One of these things just doesn’t below…).

To rectify that issue, I purchased another monitor and had planned to just dispose of the low-res one. I’m not sure what changed my mind, but I ended up getting a monitor stand and adapter (the low-res did not have a VESA mount, either). Now I have a four monitor set-up — one of those four being my laptop. 

Why do I need four monitors? I don’t. But they’re nice…

Monitor 1: University website

Monitor 2: Zotero (my reference manager software)

Monitor 3: Library website

Monitor 4: Facebook and Google Play Music

Redesigned & Ready for the Runway.

No, this is not a fashion blog. It’s not a photo gallery. It’s not collection of beautiful blogs discovered within the interwebs.

It’s my personal journey through the doctoral/dissertation/research process. I started my terminal degree program one year ago through American College of Education. They have an EdD in Educational Leadership; they are accredited. Do I need to be Dr. Matt for my job? No, not at all. (In fact, I love the job I currently have). This has been a personal goal since I started college way, way (way) back in 1990.

I missed documenting year one, and I will make more of an effort to document years two, three and, perhaps, four (depending on how long I take on the dissertation).

I will try to NOT be boring. (But I can’t promise). In addition to scholarly posts — I feel those are required given the overall focus — I will post about other journey-related things. Like movies I watch and books I read to “de-stress.” I will share resources I have discovered online that make the journey easier. I will self-reflect and share personal thoughts and opinions.

In three years? I can look back and (hopefully) see personal growth. And intellectual development.