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*in the making, anyway. PhD student, avid baker, reader of all things.

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Me & My PhD Guilt

Somewhere along the line, I've forgotten to enjoy my PhD and the lifestyle it allows me. And I've come to the realization that the only thing standing between me and enjoying my PhD is my guilt complex. If I work... Continue Reading →

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Thesis Thursday: Motivational Slumps

When the official university semester started, I suddenly had three jobs again. The upside of this, of course, was money and more experience; I'm tutoring some new subjects and short courses. The downside is that my motivation for my PhD... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Tools of the Trade (Part 3 of 3 – The “Other” Tools)

Over the last fortnight, I've posted about tools I use for organization and time management - some that I've used since my undergrad, some that are new for my PhD. This week I'm going to mention some of the "others"... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Tools of the Trade (Part 2 of 3 – Organization)

Last week, I talked about the tools for time management that I used throughout my undergraduate thesis and am using again for my PhD. This week, I'm going to talk about how I keep everything organized. Of course, time management helps... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Tools of the Trade (Part 1 of 3 – Time Management)

Time management and organization are the two skills that I found to be the most important when I did my undergraduate thesis, and the same is proving true for my postgraduate. Having some good tools really aids in developing these... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Planning, Planning, Planning

"Oh god, how am I supposed to plan 3-4 years of my life?" That one thought was at least half of all my thoughts in the first week of my PhD, and it was a bit of a process, but... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Back-to-School Shopping Tips

A PhD is pretty financially trying, so it's important to work out exactly what you need to buy, and what can wait. Sometimes what you need is clear - a computer, for instance. Other times, it's a little less opaque; maybe a... Continue Reading →

First day, first post.

There is truly nothing more daunting than the first day of anything. The first day of school, the first day of your new job, the first day of university. No matter how many new schools you go to or new... Continue Reading →

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