Assumptions about me…

A few weeks ago, I set up a question poll on Instagram and asked people to state their assumptions about me and/or my PhD journey….   “Your PhD journey feels like a duck on a pond. Calm to the eye, frantic below the surface” This is 100% true. I know that the person who wrote this also has a PhD, […]

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Musings on Imposter Syndrome

Ah, the big ‘I’ word. A PhD seems to be synonymous with Imposter Syndrome. Everytime I do a Q&A on Instagram or ask what kind of content people want to see on my blog, Imposter Syndrome is always mentioned. I have not posted much about it to date, mainly because I don’t really have any tips for overcoming it. However, […]

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PhD Survival Guide; The Slump

*This is a throw back post that I originally published in 2018, when I was in the damn slump* When I first started my PhD two years ago, I heard whispers about a so-called “PhD slump”. About how in the middle of the PhD journey people want to scream, and cry, and give it all up. I thought it was […]

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A Case of Workaholism

I am a workaholic. There is no denying that. People who know me know that I work a lot. I have had a really interesting relationship with my workaholic tendencies. When I was younger, in early undergraduate years, I was extremely proud of this. Boasting that I worked 30+ hours a week whilst also doing large amounts of study and […]

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