In two years' time my partner and I plan to start a family. This is both a problem, and a challenge, for the both of us. For my husband the concept of thinking about the future and planning his activities so that today's effort will pay off by 2020 is a challenge. He's one of… Continue reading Small Sacrifices for Long-Term Gain
Call me a cliche, but as a PhD student part of me thinks I should at least know how to make a good coffee. As someone who enjoys drinking coffee, and who is in the demographic of people who usually end up as career baristas due to sad statistics concerning postgraduate employment, it seems pertinent… Continue reading The Amateur Barista
In my very earliest memories, I was surrounded by good teachers. Women who patiently sat and taught me to read, to write, and think. To question my surroundings, to analyse texts, and to break outside the box to become something more than the standard. They're some pretty big shoes to fill. When my professor says… Continue reading Being a Good Teacher
https://xkcd.com/1906/ I know the feeling.
...and still have your husband wondering what you're doing tomorrow. For those other organised people out there in long-term, cohabiting relationships, you know precisely what I mean. The Process I have a personal diary in whatever bag I take with me, a Desk-diary with everything and anything written in it, a month-per-view calendar, and a… Continue reading How To Be The Best At Time Management…
Frequent readers of this blog, and people who know myself and my husband well, know two things about us. One, I enjoy working in cafes and Two, my husband does not like cafes at all. The difference between the two viewpoints stems from our upbringing and socialization. My husband is an only child, raised in… Continue reading My Husband Hates Cafes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhy9UBsKxZg As of January 2018 I will be the recipient of a Research Training Scholarship, awarded by my institution for academic achievement and performance. I can attribute my gratitude mostly to the efforts of my supervisory team, which have given me an amazing amount of support in my journey towards excellence, and it's mostly to… Continue reading I made it. (2017)