Starting out…

I’m in my sixth month of my PhD, and at my University we have to complete a proposal by the end of month 3, and a confirmation at the end of the first year.  So I’m halfway to that big milestone.  After getting the pesky (but slightly useful) proposal out of the way, I was sidelined by the main school holiday break, 6 weeks of kids at home.  My middle daughter finished school and started her day programs, which has been kind of a big deal round these parts.

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Snorlax is my spirit Pokemon

Life is scoring, and thesis is losing!

Kids are back at school and programs, routine is trying to settle, and I’ve been wandering back to campus to see what’s what with this giant thing I’ve embarked on (again).

I’m not in what you might call an intellectual frame of mind yet, so I decided I’d “start as you mean to go on” by sorting out some serious admin.  Including this blog, citation management, word processing, trying to wrestle my Mac home into compatibility with the persistently unpleasant Windows workplace.  You know, the big issues.

As I’ve travelled around questing for solutions, blogs sure help.  And this is mine.  Here’s to Academic Me, version 2.0, in more ways than just web presence.

But as you can see, I did get youngest daughter to make my desk a sign!  That counts as PhD progress in my book.