One of my good friends just finished her PhD. Another brilliant friend of mine is working very fast and I am quite sure she won’t be long before submitting her thesis. A colleague, much younger than me, is already writing his dissertation. All of them started their PhD at the same time or after me. And… Read More Accepting to be slower than the others
Throughout my grad school experience working weekends has become more and more common place. What’s more is now I often feel guilty the weekends I don’t go into work, especially if the alternative is just relaxing at home. And I know I’m not alone in this. But my question is “Is that healthy?” And I… Read More What is a “week-end”?
Full name: Graduate Student. When your name is Graduate and your surname Student, you come to realize how the word time gets more and more often into your conversations. It’s always a matter of time: the time you are supposed to spend sleeping, the time for eating and feeding yourself up (yes, it does exist!),… Read More “To be or not to be?”: Time and Graduate Life
In our fast-paced reality of to-do lists, meetings, places to be, people to see, deadlines to meet, friends and family to be there for, and hobbies to stay true to, our hectic lives involve figuring out that fragile balance between work and play, ourselves and others. The most delicate part of this game is managing… Read More Be kind to yourself
My PhD life has been a supreme juggling act lately. It’s been a period of dangerously high levels of multitasking coupled with dangerously high levels of caffeine consumption (to keep warm and cozy is my excuse). My previously-important “mental warm-up” and “mental shut-down” buffer-times at the start and end of my days have grown very… Read More On the subjective notion of Time