It was time for two of my PhD pals and myself to skip town again for a couple of days. We left our unread articles, half done analyses, and frustrating ethics reports behind us, for three nights in Hobart! We did our first “mini-vacay” over a year ago, so we knew it was time for another (go here to read […]
If you are lucky enough to have great office pals (like I do), then it is easy to implement some fun into your days in the office. Here are 3 ways we have used the whiteboard in our office so far! #1- The Laugh or Cry Scale: When tackling a PhD, many things go wrong, so our office came up […]
This day-to-day life of a PhD student is a little different, because rather than sitting at my computer for hours, I was exploring the beautiful island state of Tasmania with two of my PhD pals! 8:42am: All ready to leave the hotel for the big day ahead! It rained for the entire weekend so it was nice to see some […]
Dr.ofwhat has had over 15,000 views (5000 of which have been in the last 4 months!). I am genuinely so humbled that so many sets of eyes have looked at this website so many times! To celebrate I wanted to list why I am so glad I started Dr.Ofwhat, and maybe provide some inspiration for others thinking about starting their […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Amy, a PhD student investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition, and a yoga teacher on the side.
An Aussie PhD student (yoga teacher on the side) investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security and non-communicable diseases in Vanuatu currently doing a professional development stint (aka internship) at the World Health Organization in Geneva (it’s a hard life). Find out more at my blog Pina Colada PhD. A typical day? Not really…the joy of having work […]
Check out October’s top 3 (if you haven’t already) here. Product- Dollar Shave Club: https://au.dollarshaveclub.com/ Advertisements for the dollar shave club have been popping up on my Facebook for months but I was super skeptical. I finally tried it and love it! You get a stainless steel shaver handle (better for the environment than plastic) with your first delivery and […]
If you are unsure what this post is about- read here. *** Everyone asks me how I am. People close to me ask me “how are you, really?”. Which is a great question as they see through my generic “I’m okay” response. The truth is, I am both okay and not okay at the same time. I am okay in the sense that I am holding it together. However, I am also not okay as I am sad, angry, confused, and exhausted. I am genuinely so exhausted. Carrying around grief, literally feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders (which is a saying I always thought was so odd), it makes everyday tasks so much more tiring than normal. Whenever, I am watching a TV show and a character suffers a loss (particularly the death of a loved one), I always just want to fast forward to the part where they are okay again. I hate watching these fictional characters suffer. Now it is me suffering. And now I realise that it is going to take a really long time to “be okay” (I can’t just skip forward to season four) and that I don’t think I will ever “be okay”…well not in the same way that I used to be. Although, I said I’m sad, and angry, and confused, above all of those feelings I just miss Jake. I miss spending time doing nothing with him, […]