I started getting back into my dissertation yesterday. According to my dissertating notes, the last entry was dated July 30th.
July 30th was the last time I looked at my dissertation!?
I searched document folder after document folder to see if perhaps there was another little note or log somewhere to prove that I had not really ignored my dissertation for almost two and a half months. Alas, I found nothing.
Then I looked into my iCal to get a glimpse of what I had done.
August: Studied and passed a licensing exam
September: Packed up all possessions and a house
September: Moved half-way across the world
October: Set up a new home, hunted down schools for kids, and started a new job
So that's why I had not been working on my dissertation. I guess I had good reasons after all.
But I am ready now to re-tackle my dissertation. And I am excited.