Today I had a long conversation with a friend of a friend of mine, who lives in Bali in Indonesia. She is known locally as a holistic healer, and, while chatting, she occasionally mentioned what she psychically sensed about me. I was intrigued. In the end, I gained very useful insights into maintaining positivity and […]Read more "Cross the fences that restrict you"
This year has brought a lot of tough, new challenges, one after another. I am very grateful that my family and I have been able to stay in good health and have normal lives apart from staying home, and I am extremely lucky to be in my current position. Despite all the difficult circumstances during […]Read more "Wrap up of the final year of my PhD"
The reality in academia (for someone at the early stage of their career) is that there is so much more to do than I imagined. The past month has been devoted to teaching, research, meetings, seminars, training, reviewing manuscripts, and marking mid-semester assignments. I am not one of the busiest academics, but this is enough […]Read more "Start of my academic career"
It’s been three months since I defended my PhD thesis, and a lot has happened since then. My thesis corrections were approved, and I submitted the final version and concluded my PhD. My contribution to a book I’ve taken an exciting step in research. I was invited to contribute to an academic book as […]Read more "The first book chapter"
Our apartment is on a riverfront. Taking a coffee break while reading on a balcony chair is medicine for me. The past three weeks have been intense, developing a questionnaire for a research project and carrying out data analysis for another project, on top of syllabus preparation for the new semester. I’ve heard “It’s been madly […]Read more "Happily work from home"
During my PhD studies I never structured my day like office work from 9 am to 5 pm. My typical working day was 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, but that included checking SNS, quick glossary shopping, and cooking a meal. I worked wherever I liked (home, campus, Starbucks, even on a […]Read more "Work from home lifestyle"