Sleepless, but OK

Sleepless, but OK

It’s gone 4am and I’m unable to settle to sleep. Whirling thoughts are keeping me awake, even though I am tired. So I got up, sat in my almost finished office, and decided to write them out. Moodle: this is my bugbear at the moment, getting to grips with...
Learning to learn again

Learning to learn again

It’s strange, I am always reading, searching for new knowledge, discovering weird and wonderful things, but not really learning. I think this could be because there was never really any ‘purpose’ other than knowledge for knowledge’s sake. But...
Finally!

Finally!

So, as of the 1st October I am officially a doctoral candidate 🙂 And I started this journey with a chest infection … so I was very thankful (for the first time I think) that, due to the virus, everything is online and I could attend the intro events from my...
Edging ever closer

Edging ever closer

Formal student registration in progress, filled in the forms, supplied the obligatory photo for ID. When I log on to the uni intranet I see staff and student information … the dream is solidifying into reality. Over the last few months I’ve started to...
Mise en place

Mise en place

I have my PhD place confirmed, I start October – I’d rather start right now, but I am making the best of things by preparing ahead. Mise en place is a French culinary phrase which means “putting in place” or “everything in its...
Trust it will happen

Trust it will happen

The stars and planets aren’t quite aligned yet. With all the Covid problems going on I have this inner feeling that perhaps the uni will ask me to wait to start … So I have been preparing contingency plans, how I will react, what options I have. And I do...