That’s progress. I caught myself going off down the research rabbit hole, moving further away from the topic and even further away from finding the information I need to complete the assignment I’d set myself. That’s how I get overwhelmed with information, and turn simple tasks into major events that loom over me like imposing […]Read More I Caught Myself Doing It!
I cannot believe I have not updated this blog since November! It’s no wonder traffic is thin on the ground. My last update was a mixed bag of overdue and pending deadlines, disorganisation and financial woes. Well, I carried on in that vain for several weeks until it all came to a head, and on […]Read More Has It Really Been Six Months?
As deadlines approach, I find myself once again falling behind. I thought I was doing well this time – starting coursework early, minimising distractions and so forth, but once again I find m… Source: Oh, not again!Read More Oh, not again!
I got through the first year only slightly scathed. It was by no means easy and there were resits involved, mainly as a result of me being unable to sit through a three hour-plus exam and subsequently not attempting the whole paper. Despite floundering towards the end of the academic year, by exam time I […]Read More I made it!
I believe I am over the peak of my crisis, which, at it’s highest point just after the Easter break had me thinking that intercalation might be my only option. Despite being granted extensions, I was late with one piece and failed to hand in another. The others that I did get on time were […]Read More Another brick in the wall
It’s taking me a while to convince myself that I’m not stupid because I can’t plot a graph. More accurately, that my ambition to be a research scientist is not stupid because I can’t plot a graph! It takes me all my time to get the scale on the axes (if that is indeed the […]Read More Strengths and weaknesses
These past few weeks have been almost unbearable. The deadlines came all at once and, coupled with additional life stresses such as having to find somewhere to live mid-April (not easy when you have a cat and require the assistance of the welfare state at some point in the near future, to make ends meet […]Read More When the cogs grind to a halt
I seem to be emerging from my latest bout of apathy towards my degree, spurred on by the updating of my transcript. Up until recently, it still factored-in last year’s abysmal attempt at Environmental Chemistry, and subsequently displayed my aggregation score as low, thus equating to an overall fail. Even though I knew this to […]Read More Add a little ADD into the mix
Living up to my Twitter bio, I am a serial abandoner of blogs. My last blog was about documenting the trials and tribulations of studying at university as a mature student with a learning difficulty, and I was pretty happy with it but unfortunately the hosting company merged with another and it no longer became […]Read More Yet Another Blog