I would love to tell you that PhD’s are easy and you just have to do your research, publish lots of papers and BAM, next thing you know you’re a distinguished professor in the top University. Unfortunately (as I have so recently discovered) this is most definitely not the case. I never thought it would… Continue reading It’s been an uphill struggle, but I’ve got my hiking boots on.
I am extremely lucky that I have a close network of wonderful friends who have always got my back. Whether in Hong Kong or in UK, I know that these people will drop everything and help me when I need them. These people are the people I choose to have around me and just in… Continue reading Toxic Friends, Toxic People – Keep them out of your life!
I’d like to think that I’m usually a positive person, however sometimes I too get bad days. What’s weird is that even on a ‘bad day’, there is no particular reason why it is as such, there hasn’t been something that happened to me that’s made me have a bad day.. but even so, I want to crawl into my bed with some “I’m angry at the whole world” music, shut the world out and have a good ol’ cry.
To grow as a person, we must question the way we do things, we must question the things other people ask of us and we must live outside of the comfort zone. We must make mistakes and learn from them, in order to be able to understand how to improve the way we do things, just like in research.
It’s easy to get into the habit of comparing yourself to others. I do it, you do it, everyone does it. It doesn’t matter what you’re comparing, but whatever it is, you will never win. Someone will always be better than you in something, perhaps they are prettier, smarter, more popular, more intelligent, more successful,… Continue reading You’ll never win if you just compare
That’s what I tell myself I have to be everyday. Why? Well, why not? Sometimes life throws you curve balls, you could be smiling and happy one day, then confused and frustrated the next. I’ve been like this recently- there have been things on my mind, uni stuff, research stuff, personal stuff, relationship stuff. I’m… Continue reading Positive Positive Positive
I’m one of those people that prefers to look for the positives in life. Obviously just like most people, I get days where I’m unhappy or where I worry and think about all the bad things, but overall, I would like to think I am a pretty positive and optimistic person. What sometimes frustrates me… Continue reading Being optimistic does not mean unrealistic