As many other friends, I went back home to enjoy the holidays with my family. This should be a time to rest and enjoy the parties, but if you have been out of home for a while and especially out of the country, all kind of questions start coming from everywhere. “Hey! How is Canada?”,… Read More The Impostor Phenomenon
As the holidays get closer the chance to go back home (or just stay) and escape for a few weeks from the laboratory becomes a relief for the mind. In my case returning home for Christmas means hot chocolate, delicious tamales and other gastronomic wonders from my country. It doesn´t matter if you are staying… Read More The vacation boundaries and the “Workshop Blindness”
As the end of fall semester gets closer, days become shorter both literally and figuratively. Many of you may know that graduate students have to deal not only with their lectures but also with teaching assistantships, papers, presentations and any other duty to be done. We are the hidden cogs of the academic machinery that… Read More Do you have what it takes?
Imagine yourself about to jump from a bungee platform. You will see the abyss below you and the urgent feeling of retreat. In that moment you have to options: chicken out and live with the shame in your comfortable way of living… or you jump and see the experience by yourself. In my very personal… Read More Graduate studies: A decision between adventure and chaos – Part 2
Did you ever want a donut at 3 am? Or maybe some all dressed pizza? Why not a double bacon hamburger? In this case, the answer is easy, you just wait for the next day to grant yourself that wish. In the worst case scenario, you get out of bed and walk/drive to the closest… Read More Graduate studies: A decision between adventure and chaos – Part 1