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