I made a start yesterday afternoon and my code is already running quicker and it looks much neater. It’s also easier to go back and figure out what I’m trying to do. All positive things.
So, I guess I’ve actually put it out there so I can’t deny it. I have to just get on with the things I don’t want to do, the things that feel tedious so that I can get to the parts that feel satisfying.
Nothing much exciting, but I guess those are the times you know you’re ticking over and doing well? No news is good news and all that. I’m rather enjoying this content feeling, I hope it lasts!
This abstract being accepted, the outcome and views from yesterday’s workshop and the progress in my PhD have really given me a boost. A boost of confidence, morale and belief in myself.
This week was not an all around success, everything on my list at the beginning of the week is still on my list now, but I’m closer than I was at the beginning of the week and I know more now than I did then.
I am having a rest this weekend. I am doing ZERO PhD work. That’s the first weekend totally off in at least a couple of months. I don’t remember the last day I have done nothing to do with my PhD.
I guess my message today is: make the most of where you are now. Keep and make the connections, learn everything you can from where you are and keep looking to the future. Your PhD isn’t the be all and end all, it’s a launchpad for whatever is coming next.