It has been a strange year for all of us. I am writing this with the hope of ending the academic term with some positivity, for I have good news to share.
First of all, my motivation is back! A combination of fortnightly meetings with my supervisors and some recent tips on how not to procrastinate have helped me work more effectively at home. Personally, I have found the troughs and peaks of being a doctoral student more extreme this year, so I am glad to have reclaimed my motivation.
You may remember I mentioned that I submitted a couple of papers for review earlier this year. Well, the review period has been and gone, our rebuttals were written and...
...one of the papers was accepted!
That means I will be busy over the next few weeks making the changes we promised we would, before submitting the final manuscript. Keep an eye out for updates!
After the paper has been sent off, I can turn my focus back to the last stages of my research project. I will start the new year by finishing up the plans for my online interviews, the last bout of data collection for my project. I will also start drafting my thesis, which I have started thinking more about after picking up some helpful hints at a 'How to write your thesis' masterclass I attended earlier this week.
I am looking forward to getting started on putting all my work together in 2021. That said, I am also looking forward to a restful break before 2021 starts! I hope you enjoy a chance to relax too.
Stay safe and be kind this festive season.
With warm wishes,
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