Well, this has been a long time coming, but to you, having somehow stumbled across this page – welcome to this corner of the internet! This page is essentially a place where I can talk about my thoughts after completing my Ph. D in the field of Bacteriology. Part informative, […]
Ph. Ds are intense. It’s pretty much like a rollercoaster ride, with lots of ups and downs, sometimes within a single hour. Lots of things can go wrong, and you only get the occasional, rare reward. After weathering all that it throws at you, a Ph. D is supposed to […]
On the rare occasions that people ask me directly for career advice, I get asked the above quite a bit. Maybe they’re undergraduate students that I’m teaching, or maybe it’s former lab members who are finishing up with their Ph. Ds? Either way, for people who are about to step […]
So, I haven’t posted a pic of my vege patch recently, so I’m doing so now… To put it lightly, it’s going gangbusters. Looking forward to eating more stuff!!
Just a short post to say Happy New Year to the readers of my blog! So far the weather has been cool to actually cold- a quintessential Victorian summer, really. But- I did catch SOME nice weather yesterday… But today it’s been really cold winds and misty rain, so… 😂 […]
Seeing as I wrote a reflective piece at the end of last year, I thought I’d keep up the tradition and write another one for this year. It’s a monstrously long piece, but that’s 2020 for you. Needless to say, this year has been an utter rollercoaster of events, so […]
IT’S FINALLY ARRIVED!! I was a bit lazy and hadn’t gotten around to printing my Thesis yet. It’s no longer done by the University itself as everything is now done online, so if you want a hard copy, you have to do it all yourself. First you gotta pick the […]
Where has the year gone?? Or more or less, where did the last three months go?? I feel like five years worth of stuff happened this year, but then this last few months just whizzed past. And now it’s that time of the year again. I swear it only feels […]
Life is full of ups and downs. So naturally, if I write about the downsides of Academia and research, there’s also plenty of positives- it’s just that sometimes they’re a little more subtle and harder to find, or maybe it’s just easier to focus on the negatives. At the moment, […]
Looking back at it now, I know I was far too naïve. I guess I’d only worked casual jobs in hospitality up until that point, and my initial introduction to Academia and research was very positive. So, for some reason, I had this romanticised impression of what working in research […]
Gee, these plants are going gangbusters at the moment! Every day there’s a new flower, or a bud, or leaves… it’s a daily ritual to see how they’re going. I’m really looking forward to seeing actual growing ‘fruit’- at this rate I don’t think I’ll have to wait much longer!