>phd_year(4) = 9

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. 

>phd_year(4) = 8

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

>phd_year(4) = 6

(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