My partner and I moved into our own home just over a month ago now! I have always dreamed of the time we owned our home (or had a huge mortgage more accurately), so that I could decorate it the way we want! One major flaw in my decoration plans is the lack of funds, due to said large mortgage. […]
Subscription boxes have been taking over the world (well at least Australia, I can’t speak for the rest of the world), and I have been on the bandwagon for a little while now. I recently discovered ‘the change box’ which is a subscription box full of products that each supports a different cause or charity. I was really excited to […]
I created Dr.ofwhat a year ago this month! I know we say it all the time but I genuinely cannot believe how quick time has flown by. So, I thought that to celebrate a year of blogging I would write a post discussing the year that was. Why I started my blog a year ago- For a full understanding of why […]
There are few things required to make a road trip adventure successful; good company, good locations, good snacks, and of course good music. So for some inspiration here are some of the songs that were played on my recent great ocean road trip. Old Pine- Ben Howard Drops of Jupiter- Train I’ll be there for you- The Rembrandts Little talks- […]
I wanted to share my favourite photos from 2016 thus far… Majority of which are ocean related (duh!). All of the photos (apart from the last) were taken on my Sony Alpha a6000- an exceptional camera!
You are already time poor and potentially money poor…I mean you are a student. So why would you volunteer? Well there are many, many advantages to volunteering which makes it very, very much worth your time. Learn Skills- I think one of the best ways to learn new skills is to put yourself in a new and potentially daunting situation. This can include ‘general skills’ such as public speaking (which I improved through my volunteer position as a netball coach which includes making speeches at presentation nights) or more specific skills such as telephone counselling skills (which I obtained through another organisation I volunteered for). These specific skills will generally be most beneficial if they are relevant to your intended career. Invaluable CV experience- The end game (for most of us students) is employment- and often that includes a ‘dream job’. To get this illusive job you need to develop an impressive CV/resume. Volunteering looks great! It shows that you are willing to give up your time, it gives you additional experience and skills (see point above), and it can also give you contacts for references. Meet people- One of my favourite things to do is meet new, interesting people and you will most definitely do this when volunteering. You will meet like-minded people whom you can share your passions with and successful people that can share their motivation and maybe even their secrets to success with you. Try stuff […]
So this is the third installment of ‘day-to-day life of a PhD student’. This time, it is a run through of my day on the 5th of September 2016. 6:45am– Alarm went off, and was not as welcomed as previous Monday mornings. I am nursing an ever so slight queasy tummy, due to the wine tour yesterday. Regardless, I have […]