It’s been a long time since my last post, deciding on the direction of this blog after finishing my PhD has been more difficult than I anticipated (and is on-going). I have however been working hard in the lab and I’m also still writing, most recently for The Biochemist Blog. If you’d like to check […]
After a pretty big change in my personal life I’m officially taking a break. My post-doc is on hold (thank you wonderful, wonderful boss of mine) and tomorrow I head off to the other side of the world for 6 weeks, to do something I’ve always dreamed of. New Zealand and Australia I’m coming for […]
Source: http://www.reactiongifs.com It’s been a while, this pesky thing called a thesis got in the way. That thesis though has now been submitted. I want to tell you it was monumental, but in reality it was anything but. I actually think sending it to the printers was more emotional, as that’s the moment I had […]
Happy holidays and merry Christmas to all those celebrating 🙂 . I hope you take a well deserved break over the next few days.
Today I took the day off from thesis writing as I was lucky enough to attend the Athena Swan (AS) charter awards ceremony for the Spring 2016 round of awards in Liverpool. Earlier this year the Department of Genetics self assessment team (which I’m a part of) submitted an application for a bronze award under […]
Yesterday was a good day. When I tell you about it you’ll be confused, you’ll probably think it was a very dull day, filled with meetings, but they were productive meetings. I started the morning with a Brilliant Club tutorial. It didn’t go entirely to plan with late kids and computer issues, but we got […]
There seems to be this weird assumption that when you start writing your thesis the rest of your life goes on hold. I went to the lab one random Wednesday a few weeks ago and one of the new PhD students asked how my weekend was (well actually he asked if I got drunk at […]
A bit of blog neglect recently but don’t worry I’ve been saving up ideas for posts so there’s plenty to come when I get a chance to sit down and sort them out. For now a little up date on how thesis writing is going. Chapters written: 1.75 I’m close to having two results chapters in […]
I’m not special. Except to my parents, and hopefully my fiance. Realising you don’t have to be special to do a PhD is the way to liberate yourself from impostor syndrome.
A strange and unexpected side effect of thesis writing is the increase in my lab efficiency. This isn’t because I’m procrastinating and doing lots of lab work to avoid writing, it’s because I don’t feel compelled to stay in the lab all day. If I need to go to the lab I go, I do […]