The clock has changed to summer time! Week 12 became a very important point in the first year of my research in all respects.
My achievements from Week 12:
- finished writing my first stab
- made lovely friends through the training sessions
- completed 10-week teaching job!
Goals for the next week:
- take a day off (no work)
- finish sending a supervision form before our Venice trip
I did my first stab at writing a chapter and sent it to my supervisors. The 3,000-word summary covers two main aspects: the healthcare system and linguistic system. As the very first stab, it seems ok and I was able to picture a list of chapters for my thesis.
I made new friends this week, finally! We met in a training session, and they spoke to me after we finished it. I was happy to be spoken to as I had previously been alone in all sessions. After having a conversation with them, I realised that most of the students work independently and feel isolated. We are all the same. Two British guys told me that they lived in Japan and came back here to do research last year. That made it easier for me to make more conversation with them!
Spring semester has ended this week. I am feeling much less stressed.