When I started writing in February I made this list .. it was incredibly overwhelming to think I had to write a whole thesis! And I’m not going to pretend it was easy, it wasn’t and I spent a lot of time worrying/stressing/crying about getting it done.
I found that breaking the task down into chapters and filling in half a heart when I had a draft 😊🖤 and a full heart when the chapter was edited made the task more manageable. .
Fast forward 6 months, I’m currently waiting for my thesis to be printed! And I’m still not sure how I managed to finish writing 🙊🙈!! My message to any/all of you who have a document to write thats daunting (this doesn’t have to be a thesis!), you can do it! Break the task down into manageable sections, start with the part you’re most comfortable with (for me it was the methods!) and chip away at a little bit of it each day. YOU CAN DO IT 😁
Day 2/5 @guyewhite 5-day dissertation challenge
FAQ - Why don't you work in the university's library?
I don't work in the university's library because it is stifling, the interiors are too dated and also it's too quiet.
I am grateful that the co-working space is open today on a mid week public holiday. Great timing especially when I don't want to lose the momentum in my work.
Talking about momentum (in the 2nd image), my momentum extension has the most apt quote: "Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you." - Maya Angelou
And yes, I do have the messiest desk in this co-working space whenever I am there lol.
P.s.@samtehais Check out my momentum for the day.
This is the picture I am using for my UT Health e-mail because I really feel like immunology and Old Hollywood would make for an interesting cocktail.
I am not crazy! The 1950s and 1960s were important decades for T-cell biology: graft versus host disease was characterised, the HLA genes were discovered, immunological tolerance was a thing, interferon gamma was discovered, that T-cells can absolutely interact with and stimulate B-cell functionality was something that was established...
The world at large was grappling with big things, too: the Cold War intensified, senator McCarthy spread discord, decolonialisation of African countries happened in a big way, the Civil Rights movement gained momentum in the US while Apartheid came to South Africa... Thus, in my mind, T-cell biologists are often channeling Sal Mineo, Joanne Woodward, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed... Anyway, anytime anyone receives an email from me, it shall mimic a blast from the past.
Life’s been crazy, but here’s a little skills update. I’m finally getting strong/brave enough to kick up and transition. My feet do touch my head towards the end (even if I do have a little twist)!!!
Circus keeps me balanced, and I try to make time even when science is sucking everything out of me. Sometimes progress is fast, sometimes it’s slow. Sometimes maintenance is all I can manage, so even these small steps can feel huge... I’m almost 30 (oh fck), and I’m so thankful to still be able to push passed old physical limits...
VI COLAPLAMED 2018; Trujillo-Perú
🍃 Auditorio (Iglesia remodelada como auditorio).
🍃 Presentación modalidad oral.
🍃 Mejores pósters y mejores presentaciones en modalidad oral.
🍃 Selfies varias. 🌿 Conclusión: 🙏🏻 Gracias Dios 👍🏻 gran experiencia con grandes personas de las que aprendo todos los días.
Got to see the bff @palmtreesandpellegrino in San Jose over the weekend! 🎉 I dropped Grant off at the airport in San Francisco, then popped over to SJ for a few hours--we spent it exploring Mountain view, eating Mediterranean food, cafeing, and getting a few photos! 100% worth all the driving 💞
As my social circles are expanding, I am all of a sudden exposed to people I like but who don’t like each other. I didn’t think I would have to deal with this again after 8th grade, but here we are, in #postsecondary#education . Does anyone else’s #academic life feel like a political walk on eggshells far too often?
Anyone else a leeeeeetle obsessed with #zoodles ?! 🥒 I love how they’re a super convenient and nutritious way to get in some extra veggies — and even more so that I get to enjoy #glutenfree versions of some of my favorite dishes without having to purchase overly-processed products.
Remember, y’all, just because something is labeled organic / vegan / gluten-free / dairy-free doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a healthier option ➡️ ALWAYS check the ingredients!! I also recommend opting for whole food alternatives whenever you can for a bigger nutritional punch. 💥
If you don’t have a spiralizer, its no problem. 🙌🏻 Most grocery stories sell ZOOLES that are ready to cook so all you have to do is take them home and sauté in a little olive oil or coconut oil until they got all soft and noodle-y. 😋