Week 80: A hard time writing

Week 80: A hard time writing

This week, from Monday to Friday, was difficult in terms of writing − specifically, structuring theories. Over the last few weeks, I’d read many articles, mapped the theories and tried to structure them. But I was looking at too many details and losing connections between them in the whole picture. Anxieties became entangled in my [...]

Week 79: Good health habits

Week 79: Good health habits

Research-wise, I have been reading key studies and working on a section to define a concept. Maybe I am struggling a bit with it, over how to structure different definitions of one concept proposed by different authors, and eventually how to logically link discussions to a conceptual framework. The most striking thing for me is [...]

Week 78: My first conference and healthy carrot cake

This is my fourth time in Birmingham in four years. Every time I visit, I feel that the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station is simply stunning and that it's increasing efficiency. During my four-day stay, I did some shopping for everyday stuff and had meals out every day, but only at the station.   [...]

Week 77: Formal meeting and bread making

Week 77: Formal meeting and bread making

On Tuesday, I had a formal meeting with all three of my supervisors for the first time in six months. Before going to the office, I was extremely nervous more so than for our previous meetings. That morning, I was woken up by a bad dream in which I was really late for the meeting [...]