PhDLife. Time for an upgrade!

After having to delay my transfer viva in December for health reasons, I woke up this morning slightly regretting agreeing to reschedule my viva for Friday the 13th :/

Naturally I was nervous and anxious about what to actual expect from this. It wasn’t until 2pm so I spent most of the day waiting and worrying. Tried to distract myself with some lab work but then felt guilty that I wasn’t reading my thesis.

Finally, the time came and I made my way over to the correct room whilst thinking about how daunting a PASS or FAIL exam was. You either have it or you don’t!

But an hour and a half later and….

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I PASSED! I managed to defend my thesis and my data! I know what I’m talking about! The defence is over! It’s up! Done! Finished! Until the main one at least – but for now I can forget! I could actually get a PhD in the end now!

That’s one of My science New Years Resolutions completed and ticked off too! A good start to the new year!

My supervisor has always said to me that she always notices a change in the student after they have transferred and I’ve always thought to myself ‘I won’t be one of those’ – probably because I don’t feel my lack of self-confidence would allow me to change that much. But I’ll be honest, I already feel a lot better. So there is some kind of revitalising upgrade effect, or maybe it’s the relief that is is over! Only time will tell!

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So, here’s to FINALLY being able to get back into the lab and not have to worry about writing or revising just yet! Time to get some more data!

S.x

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