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In The Beginning…

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, […]

PRECIOUS BABY

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 […]

On a more positive note

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, […]

Toxicity

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 […]

🌱 #5

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!

SOON 👀

Not long now before I can officially start referring to myself as ‘The Doctor’… Less than a month to go! For those that are confused as to why I can’t claim my Ph. D title just yet, I wrote an explainer a little while ago. Please check it out!

🌱 #4

After the initial shock of getting transplanted, the plant seedlings are slowly getting bigger and stronger. This is probably the most noticeable with the strawberries. I had seven separate plants growing in a small patch of a planter pot. Separating them all has meant that some of them got a […]

Why I didn’t do Med

I’ve written a whole series on my journey from a regional Victorian high school student to Ph. D student in my ‘How did I become #PhDLife?’ series of posts (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4). But most people who go into Biomedical Sciences have a dream […]

🌱 #3 (and some cool ☁️)

So, I noticed last week that the plants were getting a little burnt in the hot Australian sun. Even ‘full sun’ plants can struggle a little, especially when they’re seedlings. So I had a bit of a Google for what I could do for them, and I asked my carpenter […]

A scary time of the year

I get really bad hay fever. Anyone who’s seen me out and about during Spring will know this. I’m sneezing, blowing my nose, my face is puffy, and I look like I’m crying 24-7. It’s quite awful. For the last few years, to make my life a bit easier, I’ve […]