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Chronically PhD #1 – what to do when you get ill

This is a new tiny series about doing a PhD with a chronic illness. Everyone will get at least a bit ill a some point during their PhD, even if it’s just a week of flu. It’s different when you … Continue reading

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June – August reads 2018

My reading has hugely decreased since starting the PhD, but I’m trying to get back into the habit again. I read nothing in June, Heartburn in July, then the other three in one glorious bank holiday weekend. Heartburn by Nora … Continue reading

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Why you think your writing is the worst (when it’s not)

Writing is the worst. I mean, I’m sure there are some people who enjoy the writing stage of a project, but it’s the worst. I think it’s because good writing looks effortless – the words so obviously should go in … Continue reading

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PhD-ish #1: Podcasts

It’s okay to listen/watch/read something just for the sheer pleasure of it – not everything has to have a purpose. Sometimes, though, you want something engaging and fun that also gives you a little something more. That’s what PhD-ish recommendations … Continue reading

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PhD #WeekInTheLife – June 2018

Reading/watching other PhD students’ week in the life posts & videos usually gives me a kick up the butt to get moving and/or makes me feel less like I’m the worst PhD student in the world and more like I’m … Continue reading

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May reads 2018

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept by Elizabeth Smart (novel) Blurry. This book was just blurry for me. It’s like I could see that there was some beautiful writing, some raw and fully-felt emotion, but I couldn’t … Continue reading

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April reads 2018

Another month where I didn’t read much. I think this is going to be a theme over the next three years of my PhD. But, I did read something, which is better than nothing. A Pair of Silk Stockings by … Continue reading

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