Week 18

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The main event of week 18 was Luca’s birthday! On Friday, I cooked a vegetarian lasagna and baked a chocolate cake. We spent the whole day of Saturday having a luncheon party with his friends at TGI Fridays, going to watch WWE UK wrestling (we are both big fans of wrestling!) and having drinks afterwards.

To enjoy those birthday events, I managed to submit my work by Friday morning. I wasn’t confident in my focus for my draft of the literature review, even though I had spent so much time finding the right direction for the work. A draft is still an attempt, and sometimes we need to make a brave decision to stop being a perfectionist and submit a draft immediately.

My supervisors gave me their feedback comments shortly afterwards, and I found that I had been wandering off the points. Their feedback helped me to get back on track.

In the first year of a PhD, we have formal meetings every two weeks. I was initially thinking that the frequency of the meetings would be too much, but it turned out to be more important than I had thought, in order to reach first base.

My goals for week 19:

  • recover from a cold
  • take a day off
  • complete a two-day session on Ethnography
  • enjoy teaching
  • spend a little time working on Ethics forms

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