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The first year of Ph.D.

For HDR students, the beginning of September reminds us that it is time to start preparing for our annual review. As I look back on the milestones I have completed so far, I recall what my first year as a Ph.D. student was like. It was definitely one of the best years. Here are some of the things that helped me create a good start.

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

A distant photograph of mount Fuji at sunset.

“Yeah, I can do that easily! Oh wait, there’s a lot more to it than I thought…”

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Moving away from family

The back of a person at a busy airport, looking at the departures table

Three years ago, I moved interstate to start uni at 18 but didn’t have the best support from my parents.

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Stirling Market 

Corn and flowers on a table.

It’s been a hot minute since I took a trip to the Adelaide hills.

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Feeling overwhelmed and paralysed

A laptop and phone are placed atop a park bench with sticky notes fully covering the laptop screen.

The assessments just seem to keep coming.

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Just write now

Pencils and Todolists on desk.

Some days it’s a real struggle to just start writing.

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Adieu winter

A field of flowers

Studying in Australia has taught me a lot of things – the culture, the law (duh!), the food but mostly I learnt a lot about myself. Namely, I will always be a tropical girl at heart. 

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It’s time to shop for spring

A person in a busy shop looking at items on the shelf.

Shopping for the new season is heaps of fun but it’s not so fun when you feel overwhelmed and distracted by the busyness. 

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Finding contentment in the digital age 

Girl looking out window

How can we ever feel content with what we have when the next best thing is constantly being shoved in our faces?

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Is multi-tasking the height of productivity?

A person sitting at a desk with a laptop and writing in a notebook.

Gone are my days of multi-tasking, it’s time to mono-task.

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