Tag Archives: Overwhelmed

Proposing Research

This week I started drafting out my research proposal. It is due in September and it is going to go through a lot of reincarnations. But what really freaked me out is that I am literally planning out the next three years of my life. I had to do a chart saying what aspect of the experiment I will be doing at which point over the next three years. I knew that I was committing to this when I started, but actually putting it down on paper… THAT was far more overwhelming!

So here I am, wondering if my plan is even good enough for my supervisors (I find out on Wednesday). And freaking out because three years is a LONG time. And wondering why this is only suddenly occurring to me. And basically, I’m really not sure how I feel. Still incredibly excited. But now a little bit more scared…

PhD Time!!!

On Friday I FINALLY got my enrollment / candidature confirmation. I got the scholarship (money) confirmation a few weeks ago. But, the enrollment got held up… because my supervisor had too many students. And we had to get an exemption… and, needless to say, I have been incredibly stressed over the past two weeks. After all, I start on Tuesday. So I kind of need to be enrolled to actually be able to start on time…

Basically, this means that I get to start on a new, exciting and incredibly overwhelming step in my life. To finally have something that I’ve been working towards for the last six years happen is incredibly exciting. It does mean that I have a LOT of hard work ahead of me. And I have to pretend that I am a professional most of the time… but it is still one of the most exciting things that has happened to me in a long time.

The only thing left for me to do with the long weekend is to try and get back into my uni account… which is a little difficult when your password has expired and there is no way into the system…