Day 208 – Have you heard that song Push Off by The Palms? That’s exactly how I felt during the meeting.
I have to say that by the end I was feeling a bit emotional and I went: “I don’t want to lose my health!”. I just want to do something good and finish in 3 years and be in peace.
I just want freedom and peace.
Can I just be free?
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It’s the little things that make thesis writing that little bit easier ☕️🌸
I’m definitely a morning person. I decided to get up early to beat the traffic and embrace my English heritage whilst doing a little bit of work before my physio appointment. 👩🏻💻
But this afternoon has been a struggle of motivation! I love writing, but the thesis is it’s own beast. I know it’s only a few more weeks I have to keep at it for, but some days are harder than others.
I’ve got a crazy busy week next week which means I have to work this weekend. I barely ever work Saturday AND Sunday so I guess it’s difficult to get by brain round! 🤷🏻♀️
I need to have at least a teeny tiny bit of balance so crossfit will be happening both mornings to set me up for productive days. 💪🏼🏋🏻♀️
Spending the remainder of this weekend catching up on grading and the hundreds of emails I’ve been avoiding 🙈. But it’s always better at Mom and Dad’s house with thanksgiving leftovers, pjs and all the coffee. ❤️
Have you been interviewed on TV or radio before?
Most people have mixed feeling about getting on TV or radio. You get that call or email inviting you on the show to talk about your science and think "GREAT! That's so awesome! I can share my science with everyone!" shortly followed by the realisation of "Oh no.... I have to share my science with everyone....". Like with anything, if you prepare what you are going to say in advance you will able to relax on the day and enjoy the opportunity! .
For those who have already done it, do you have any advice to share? --------------------------------------------
“Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated” – Anne Roe 🗣
So a couple of weeks ago I was given the honor to give a science presentation for the edition of the “University of Flanders” (@universiteitvl). 🏛 This university is not a real physical one but an awesome organization supported by all universities in Flanders, which aims to spread university knowledge as wide as possible. 👍 It does this by letting scientists 👩🔬👨🔬 present a scientific subject in just 15 minutes ⏰ in an entertaining way that does not require any prior knowledge of the viewer. Every talk starts with a daunting question❓, which is then answered during the presentation. The concept originated in the Netherlands 🇳🇱 but has now also crossed the border into Belgium.🇧🇪
What makes it even more amazing is that the talks are not given in a standard lecture hall but on a cool location, like a nightclub. 🕺🕺🕺In our case it was done in the famous @clubversuz (though it was my first time setting foot in this club). On top of that, all talks are professionally recorded 🎥 and placed online/broadcasted for everyone to see👀, for free. Science for the people! Because what value has our research if no one knows about it? Scientific knowledge is not for someone, it’s for everyone.☝️
Does Alzheimer's disease kill more than only our memories? 🤔 That was the question that I asked. The answer? … that will be revealed soon…
Its snowing in Ireland! I’m beyond exhausted (written almost 6000 words so far) but looking out of the cabin window to see pretty white snow falling from the sky brings calm in the stress of working so hard #pretty#itssnowing#snow#Ireland#phd#phdlife