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. I was so intrigued by her story. In the end, I gained very useful insights into maintaining positivity and neutrality. It’s been six months since I started […]Read more "Cross the fences that restrict you"
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, training, seminars, reviewing manuscripts, marking mid-semester assignments and writing feedback. I am not one of the busiest academics, but this […]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. A year ago today I […]Read more "Happily work from home"