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I always had a hard time saying NO. Every time I did, it felt like a missed opportunity. I wish I had infinite time and say yes to all the cool opportunities I get. But…
I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression and specific learning difficulties at the age of 32. In retrospect, it’s been something that I have really struggled with…
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  • July 8, 2019
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When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have…
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  • July 8, 2019
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Arriving in the remote Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard was like crossing a threshold into my childhood dreams. The many books on polar exploration I devoured as a child…
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  • July 8, 2019
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My experience of obtaining two PhD fellowships after three years of waiting was very unique. Despite the long wait, I picked up several key lessons along the way. I’d…
The waiting period for a PhD fellowship was very frustrating. And what made the situation even more frightening was that, in addition to my immediate family, I was…
Two months after my wife commenced her PhD, I received two PhD fellowships. However, it took me three years to finally secure a place on a fully funded PhD program. Here…
I am currently in the writing phase of my PhD and have been working hard towards completing my thesis. Here, I have compiled an actual to-do list, based on how I spend…
As I was getting closer to completing my PhD, I imagined my final blog post to be filled with pictures of champagne-flowing glasses, lots of laughing and giggling, and…
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  • July 8, 2019
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Being a medievalist, I realized that there was no way I was getting into a doctoral program without learning Latin. So, I started looking into Master’s programs, and was…
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  • July 8, 2019
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