Musings, Science

Making time to think

Today’s one word prompt has struck rather a chord with me this week, I have spent quite a lot of time being pensive. Continue reading

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Taking a break

I suspect I may look back on this post in years to come and laugh mockingly at my naïvety but there we are I’m going to write it anyway (sorry future me). Two weeks ago I took a week off, I didn’t really go anywhere besides my parents and made time to see a few friends but I really feel like it was so worth it. Yes, I did spend the whole week before fretting about leaving my experiments alone for a whole week! Yes, I did feel like I was doing something self-indulgent and I felt a bit guilty. Despite all this I don’t regret it in the slightest, besides, if you can’t take a break during the first year of your PhD, there’s no way you’ll feel like you can take a break later on in the process.  Continue reading

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Lists, a game we play

img_0028To-do lists, yes this may seem a pretty dry subject but I couldn’t get through without them. My desk is littered with yellow post-it notes (see left) with various time-constrained lists, monthly, weekly, daily. In my private life I am not renowned for my organisational skills – understatement   – but in my work life I have to be. Without strict deadlines and objectives, nothing would ever get done. Continue reading

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