Week 17 was busy with three seminars and extra reading. I need to finish writing another 2,000-word summary. One of my supervisors allowed me to sit in on her module at medical school, which discussed the topic of End-of-Life Care. I observed the medical students’ consultation work with older patients in particularly challenging situations. It […]Read more "Week 17"
On Saturday, I read a book on positive psychology, how to restore confidence and how to make myself motivated again. Following the instructions in the book, I made a list of my goals and top 10 priorities. My research eventually came out as the number one priority. I am now feeling much better after a […]Read more "Day off"
Last weekend, Luca and I went to our favourite Italian restaurant, and there he gave me a surprise card for the Easter celebration. It was my first time to celebrate Easter in the UK. The Easter break is over, and I am back to work. I still need to revise a large part of my research […]Read more "Week 16"
I have been working on several tasks: editing my research protocol, writing literature reviews on two main topics, and preparing ethics forms. The biggest achievement from Week 15 was that I got approval to take an audio-recording of primary data for my research, which is a very positive step in the right direction. It also […]Read more "Week 15"
For the past few days, I have been talking to my family in Japan. They said how beautiful Japan’s cherry blossoms are this year. I am badly missing my family, partly because we are on an Easter break, so most of the students are back home, and partly because of the stagnant situation of my […]Read more "Blossom"
Since the spring semester ended, I have had a nice and easy time spent in a relaxed mood. I can finally work full time on my research for the next couple of weeks. I also went for coffee with my colleagues a couple of times, which made me very happy because I now have people […]Read more "Weeks 13 and 14"