Monthly Archives: April 2011

steamrollered Smurf

That’s how I feel – flatter and bluer than a steam-rollered Smurf! No idea why and no idea what to do about it. Putting one foot in front of the other… Advertisements

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Post PhD blues

I have had a lovely Easter break. I’ve spent time with friends, caught up on sleep, cuddled the cats, pottered around the house. I have no idea, therefore, why I seem to be crying for no reason at the drop … Continue reading

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Nourishing the soul

It’s Easter Sunday morning and I’m making brownies to take to friends. These brownies are the most decadent – full of butter, sugar and of course a lot of chocolate…all of the things they say we should eat in moderation. … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I left work this evening feeling tired, overwhelmed and unfocused. There is so much to do and it’s a challenge to negotiate a different role with new timelines, new tasks and people wanting decisions ALL the time. Well, perhaps it … Continue reading

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I believe…

in the Loch Ness monster that a glass of wine is sometimes the answer, but chocolate will do justĀ  as well (and vodka is always a suitable alternative) that you can feel achingly homesick for places that were once home, … Continue reading

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Embracing change…

I’ve noticed a difference in how life flows…I’m embracing all the changes and saying “yes” to more positive things. Yes to running part of a workshop tomorrow, yes to the new role at work where I feel overwhelmed but excited … Continue reading

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beginnings and endings

I’m drawing near to ending the longest relationship I’ve ever been in…with my PhD. Last week I submitted my revised thesis for classification as passed, having taken into account the examiners’ comments. Hopefully I won’t have too long to wait … Continue reading

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