The joy of a Summer flu–or whatever disease this is

I was looking forward to the Summer so much. Having a post-comps break, and then working on my thesis while enjoying the Summer on the island of Montreal: The festivals, the Paddle Mac, the many tourist attractions. Maybe also going swimming, or doing some one-day solo trips to Quebec City or Ottawa, or to some… Read More The joy of a Summer flu–or whatever disease this is

Why grad school is like training for a (half) marathon

April 15 is fast approaching, which means it’s almost thesis submission time for many of us. The process of putting the final touches on your thesis can be overwhelming, because you want to make sure that every detail is perfect, and that you’re very prepared. On the other side of things, as April 15 approaches,… Read More Why grad school is like training for a (half) marathon

Three weeks of travel, networking and fish & chips (I)

“You’ve never been to London? How could that be?” I’ve had to answer variations of that same question – posed each time with the same sentiment of surprise – on numerous occasions over the last couple of years. As an avid traveler and as someone who spent nearly every weekend of her European Master’s degree… Read More Three weeks of travel, networking and fish & chips (I)

Daydreams of rucola, prosciutto and pecorino romano

My previous blog post was about productivity and fighting procrastination, yet I’d really be inhuman (and a liar) if I claimed to never fall into procrastinatory daydreams myself! I attribute these spells of distraction to (thankfully) having many other interests, and see no harm in entertaining some of these interests for a little while, even… Read More Daydreams of rucola, prosciutto and pecorino romano