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"