Oh, Hi There.

Well, March has certainly creeped up on me. In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t seem that bad- it’s still the beginning of 2016, Easter break hasn’t started yet, it’s not exam season and it’s still cold out. But what it actually means is: I’ve been at university for over a month, I have two deadlines by the end of this month and two for the next, the teaching course I thought was far off is in a month plus I’m a third into my allocated literature review time – and I have definitely not read or come to grips with a third of the relevant literature.

I felt like in the first month, it was ok to feel a little lost because I’d just started and was still finding my feet. The only problem is I STILL FEEL LIKE THAT (maybe even a little more so).

My very well thought out and detailed timeline doesn’t even bring me peace right now 😞.

It can only get better right? RIGHT?!

So that was my little panic –  lets hope some good came out of it and you feel a little better or you had a good chuckle

I guess I’ll be off to make some strong coffee and read or write…Something… Anything.

Keep Reading,

H ☺️

2 thoughts on “Oh, Hi There.

  1. Hazel Silistre says:

    I’ve realized that last minute efforts were not magically enough during my undergraduate studies like it used to be in secondary school so started my PhD with a disciplined mind. However, no matter how prepared you think you are, first 6 months into it, you are definitely lost. It will get better, no worries 🙂 At least you did not have a meeting with two professors and a final year PhD student whose work is going to be in the paper they want to publish and get told ‘We want to publish this soon, so you need to get results for the biology part fast’ at the end of your first month!

    A tiny method I used to feel better was to write down all my tasks for the day -by all I mean anything that is not daily e.g. food shopping, ironing, volleyball practice, write the supervision meeting report, prepare LB plates, streak strains and so on- and crossing out what I’ve finished. It feels so good to see everything or most of the things crossed out at the end of the day 🙂

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    • thatsaplan says:

      Thank you so much for the little tip! I have a feeling that checklists are going to be my best friends!
      I’m glad that I’m not the only that feels a little lost in the early months, and really glad it gets better!😀

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