I had time to think. Mostly I thought about a tweet I saw a few days ago. It said something like, "I'm passionate about my research, but also about 10 other things including my health." I can't say I've ever thought of my health in this way. I've always treated my health as a thing that got in the way. I need to fix this. I'm going to fix this.
Frequently my girlfriend will ask me if I'm taking on too many things, and tell me that it seems like I pick up lots of projects, then drop them for new ones. She's not wrong, but that's not the whole story. This week I released the first episode of a new podcast I'm doing called … Continue reading >phd_year(4) = 8
What story are you telling with your outreach? Doesn't matter. What story are people hearing? Less than an hour ago I came out of an interview that needs to be edited before it's broadcast on The AlmaMAC, Thursday at noon. It's a teaser for a lecture being hosted by WISE and sciGSA next week so … Continue reading >phd_year(4) = 7
(the one where things seem to be coming together...) Last week was dense. Most day's I'd arrive at the office at 8:00 and wouldn't leave campus until 7:00. This isn't recommended or sustainable. It was just one of those weeks where everything seems to come to a point, all at once. Turns out I wasn't … Continue reading >phd_year(4) = 6
In classic grad student fashion, "on to the next thing before finishing the first thing"! I haven't taken the time to sit down and really absorb everything from the ComSciCon conference because things have been busy. I came home feeling burnt, and had to push through the rest of the week. I tried to catch … Continue reading >phd_year(4) = 5
"My head has thoughts; what a ridiculous place to start" I am late writing this week, but I promise, it's for a good reason. But actually, I'm kind of calling this one in anyway. This week I was at a conference just outside Washington D C, focusing on Science Communication. I mentioned this before in … Continue reading >phd_year(4) = 4
Dear (supervisor), To an outside observer (you), I didn’t get anything done this week. I’m sorry. Remember a couple weeks ago when I showed you how well the data fit to my theory? Well, I went to write a good copy of the theory for the paper and… I couldn’t reproduce the math. I took … Continue reading >phd_year(4) = 3