I’m a bit late writing this month’s post, so with it being the last day of 2015 I thought I’d sum up my year of PhDing. I’ve already written a post about this year already (sort of), so I thought I’d make this post a bit more fun and express the ups and downs of the year through memes and other internet picture things. Seems appropriate since I manage to procrastinate on the internet quite a lot whilst hoping and waiting for that flash of motivation.
So enjoy, and let me know if there are any other images you think would be good for the list!
It would be wrong of me to say that I haven’t been a bit stressed out this year…
Maybe because often I feel like this
Or maybe it has something to do with this?
But when having meetings with all 5 of my supervisors about potential projects and chapters can often feel like this
There have been many a time when I’ve questioned my productivity…
… questioned my research methods and analyses…
… and even struggled with seemingly easy tasks like writing emails.
But slowly I’m learning that it’s the little things on this PhD journey that can keep you going
Particularly if there is wine and cake involved
And the replies from said friends and families after you’ve pulled together a half-convincing answer of what you are doing/how you are feeling about it all are, in fact, simply
This year I’ve found myself in corners of the internet that I didn’t know existed
and found this particular image scarily accurate
I’ve tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle
And keep that
But despite all this, I’ve managed to do some really cool things this year. Like take blurry selfies with lobsters…
model new fashion collections in fish markets
as well as visit some amazing places, all courtesy of the PhD.
And, my research *may* be heading in the right direction! Woo!
Happy New Year!