Hi! My name is Tayler (Click here for Instagram) and I’m a PhD student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. My PhD is in reproductive biochemistry, and my research focuses on oxidative stress and chromatin damage in ram sperm cells. I also teach in a few undergrad classes, so am kept pretty busy most of the time. […]
I have decided that I LOVE staying in Airbnbs! They are always a surprise and make me feel like I am living someone else’s life for just a few days. If you haven’t checked out my blogpost of a previous Airbnb I stayed in click here. My latest adventure was to the small island just off my home state (Kangaroo […]
** In collaboration ** Do you feel bored with your job? Are you sick of getting up at the same time every day, getting on the same bus and sitting in the same office chair? There will be times in everyone’s life when we feel stuck in a rut. It could be your personal life or it could be […]
I have always been a believer in appreciating the small things this wonderful world has to offer, and since everything that happened last year I have started to take time to reflect, a lot and often. Lately one of the things I have reflected on is that I have made some really small changes that have really helped increase my happiness (if only slightly some days). So this is my little list: Showering at night– Having a shower when I get home from work is one of the best stress releases. Not watching the news– I very rarely watch the news now. I was finding it really draining, and since doing research on the media, I was also finding it frustrating. I get the news I need to through my phone, I don’t need to watch it before and/or after work. Dancing while cooking- Instead of watching TV while I cook, I listen to music and dance around. Take Frog for a walk– As Frog’s training is paying off, I am now able to easily take him for a walk, so I do that most days when I get home (unless I work late). My Nespresso machine- I finally purchased a Nespresso machine, and I must say it has changed my mornings. Waking up and getting to have a delicious coffee in my own home is the best way to entice me out of bed.
**In Collaboration** One of the most common things about the college experience is that it’s expensive. Not many students experience college in the same way, but almost all can agree that snacking on dry Ramen noodles is not a thing that any student wants to experience. Being broke is a popular theme in college, and it does lead to many […]
** In Collaboration** Remember that feeling of missing home you’d get when you were a kid? It could wreck slumber parties or school trips. It’s something you get used to as you get older, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience homesickness as an adult. When you live away for work or study, or you’re travelling, there are times when […]
6:24am- Early start this morning! The cold winter weather definitely makes it harder to get up. 6:42am: Coffee time! My Nespresso machine was well worth the money. 7:46am: Just got to work (early like I was hoping), and I am starting to go through my statistics output. I am trying to develop a reliable and short survey for study 3. 10:11am: […]