I’ve hit the writing phase of my Ph. D! It’s been going on for the last few weeks, but boy am I loving the night owl routine. I’m generally not mentally alert until after 10 am of a day, so it’s nice to start a little later and work a little later.
By ‘not mentally alert’- that’s not to say I won’t be up and about before 10 am, but I will put milk in the pantry and wonder what’s wrong with that picture for a good few seconds, before I realise the problem. Or I just cut corners too fine and run into walls.
But the most liberating thing of all? Being able to wear sandals again in summer. Ohhhh man. Missed that.
Yes- I know I could just have spare, ‘lab-friendly’ shoes at work, but… I’m too disorganised for that.
Either way, this is actually the part I’ve been looking forward to the most. A lot of people dread the writing phase, but… as someone who enjoys writing, this part’s like the icing on the very tired cake.
Now to wait for co-author feedback on this second manuscript we’re also getting ready to submit… Fun times.
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A Ph. D graduate in Microbiology, residing in Victoria, Australia. Currently working in multiple locations but still in the STEM field. 👀 🦠 🧫 🧬
Good luck with the work and hopefully positive and useful comments from co-workers/referees
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