It has been a really interesting week, with amazing research being showcased both in presentations and posters, but I can also say without hesitation that it has been a mighty exhausting 5 days!
Things come in waves and as long as I am working and making some plans and progress that’s what counts and matters (obviously results matter but it’s not like I’m lying in bed wondering my my report isn’t writing itself!)
I need to make it specific enough to be relevant and useful but vague enough to give me flexibility… <– that is the conundrum of the day (month/year/PhDlife/research)
I realise this is a bit of a jumble of thoughts – oops – but if you’ve made it this far thanks! I guess what I’m trying to say is: YAY I’m back and raring to go with lots of motivation and hopefully resulting productivity 🙂
Just a quick note to remind myself of this milestone: I got my first abstract accepted for a conference and I’m just about 5 months into my PhD!
I am exhausted, but I couldn’t tell you why. I have had some good meetings and I’m slowly making progress on my literature search, public engagement activities, survey distribution and interviews. That all sounds great and like I’ve done a lot, but I’m not really sure what I’ve been doing with each day… I just know feel like I’ve been busy…
Today is a good day and I’m determined to keep it as such, I like good days! I also don’t believe that this good day would mean so much to me if I hadn’t had to battle a little to get here 🙂