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’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.
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
I thought it would be appropriate now that I have finished my masters degree and got my results to reflect back on the overall degree. So, my degree was a 4 year integrated masters course and it was pretty intensive. The first year I had no idea what to expect and was majorly caught up… Continue reading Reflecting on my MChem degree
We finally got our results- YAY! I’m pleased to announce that I am now the holder of a 2:1 (Second class upper honors) Masters in Chemistry with a year in industry! I was very worried and as you can imagine, extremely stressed on the day of results. This was made worse by the fact that… Continue reading Degree results and the start of graduate life!
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
I wrote about my struggles with weight/body confidence last week (See post here: Starving myself?) so I thought I would update you on my low meat & flour diet. It has only been one week so I can’t say much about whether I’ve lost any weight or not – pounds don’t drop off overnight! I’m… Continue reading Low meat & flour: 1 week update!