Burnout is a real phenomenon. Sometimes it’s short-lived, and at others it can be more persistent. In any case, the task put to you is an evaluation of the goal itself. -
If your desired endgame was once worthy of pursuit, it’s likely that it still is; you just may need to do some introspection in order to recall and refocus. You knew the journey was going to require sacrifice; don’t let burnout preclude you from achieving the greatness you seek. - 🔜🔑🛠
I try to keep my podcast posts to a minimum but truthfully beyond getting this PhD I really dont do any thing else 😂. This week’s episode is probably one of my more transparent moments about personal matters and sheds light on problematic shit women deal with beyond grad school. Check it out. @blkingradschool
The title of this episode is a quote from a recent conversation where my ability to be a scholar and a woman came into question. Not in the irritating, but I know-you-mean-well sort of way, but what felt like a distinct disbelief that a woman can be both ambitious and have a family. •
When I heard these questions, my feelings were hurt but it was also nothing new. I, like many women, have heard messages like this throughout our lives---the belief that we must be and do less to be appealing for romantic partnership. •
This week's episode takes a break from the normal school related dilemma and I openly share things I've heard from men + women and how I've fought to keep these limiting beliefs from penetrating my beliefs about myself.
Give it a listen where ever you listen to podcasts.
I’ll now be hosting “What’s Up Wednesdays” as an opportunity to offer updates on my current state of affairs, highlight things that have caught my interest, or simply to cover any number of other topics that don’t lend themselves neatly to the other daily prompts. -
I hope you’ll join me as the journey continues, my content becomes more refined, and we all continue to grow as people! 👨🏼🗣👂🔝
Congratulations to Vincent Wisehoon, one of our @ualbany_grad_ed/@ualbanygsa Graduate Student Resource Fair raffle winners. He is a new @ualbanybusiness student pursuing his MS in Accounting. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from @syracuseu. #ualbanygradschool#graduateschool#ualbanygradstudentengage
Mid-terms are D-O-N-E & this dietitian-to-be is officially on Fall Break! 🎃🍁
Stress, anxiety, & busyness always throw my hunger cues way off. I’m kinda the opposite of a stress eater. So this week I made a lot of simple meals & nourished myself to the best of my ability.
Now I am looking forward to a staycation in this pretty little city of mine. The agenda includes: a Fall hike, watching Hocus Pocus for the first time this season, making a giant batch of chili, checking out a local book store that I’ve been wanting to bop into, reading something other than a textbook/research article, & (shockingly) visiting a coffee shop or ✌🏻.
What do you lovely people like to do on staycations?!
Today, NHIA has the pleasure of welcoming Mary Lambert to our school! She was here to work with our Foundations Program and also gave a small impromptu concert for staff, faculty, and students! It was so amazing and inspiring! @marylambertsing
My Ph.D focuses taxonomy, pollination biology, and phylogeny of the genus Cotyledon L. (Crassulaceae). About ten weeks ago, I submitted the first (lengthy) draft of my Ph.D Chapters - the Taxonomy Chapter. I have recently submitted another smaller section of another chapter - Pollination Biology. I am not a pollination biologist by trade, but a taxonomist.
So, in order to overcome the negative feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, and depression that is generally coupled with a Ph.D journey, especially when one ventures into a field that one has limited experience in, the best I could do is to "break" this chapter into smaller manageable pieces. As a result, I decided to submit the phenology section as a chapter on its own, as I will do with the other character sets constituting my Pollination Biology Chapter. For those of you who don't know, phenology entails the timing of recurring seasonal biological events, such as the onset of flowers, buds, and leaves on plants. I have captured some photos of the articles I have referenced, for those of you who might be working on something similar.
This approach is way more manageable, as one can focus on reading up on appropriate literature; writing up; developing research questions; give detailed explanations on the materials and methods; capture and analyze data; write up a decent discussion by integrating the relevant literature with your data; and identify additional "gaps" from your work that warrants additional research. Systematically, one gains confidence in one's research abilities and project management skills.
I keep doing things I can't do, so that one day, I can know how to do them. This sums up my Ph.D.
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If you are wondering if this boot camp is for you, it is.
1. How to choose the right school, course and country for graduate school.
2. How to package your graduate school application which includes:
• Preparing a CV for graduate school.
• How to write a winning personal statement.
• How to search for and obtain scholarships.
• Choosing the right supervisor and how to obtain funding from them.
• Choosing the right references.
• How to prepare a winning research proposal.
• How to get into a good graduate school with low undergraduate grades.
• How to make the best of graduate school.
• Essay critique and practical learning.
Including lots of bonus courses.
Date: 27th October, 2018
Fee: N5,000/US $15 only
I missed my deadline to read 2 Kings. I'm pushing as hard as I can to love my family well, serve others, and thrive in gradschool. But this journey is teaching me that sometimes a perfect score just isn't possible. And the scriptures are teaching me----again----that it's God's perfect score that replaces my fall-short score through the blood of Jesus. #Grace#seminarymom#dallastheologicalseminary#graduateschool#workingmom
|| Know how you are smart versus how smart you are || Lately I’ve been bringing in my creativity to my work. It’s expanded the way I learn. I believe everyone is creative if they want to tap into it. I’ve always been drawn to creativity and am curious to explore how I can bring that more into my academic work.
How are you smart? 🤓
I’m so thankful and humbled by this community. We’ve grown to over 200 followers in less than 2 weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited to see where we grow to in the future!
Thank you for all the kind words, encouragement, questions, comments, and support so far! I wouldn’t be here without you all ❤️ G I V E A W A Y • T I M E!
In honor of my love of all things science, I am GIVING $10 to shop at @scienceonapostcard’s Etsy shop (link in my bio, also on her page!) Here’s how to enter:
For a single entry
•Follow me @grad_selfcare
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For additional entries (one additional entry per item)
•Comment below with 1 thing you practice for self-care
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Giveaway will be open for ONE WEEK! I will randomly select a winner first thing on Thursday, Oct 25. Some random time in the morning, Central Time. Depends on when I wake up 😂
Thank you for your continued support! I can’t wait to grow more with y’all, and have more giveaways ❤️