Each week we (husband, kids, and dog) go for a weekly weekend walk, discussing and problem-solving the present, planning for the future . October has been a whirlwind month of discussions!
Let me take you back to late August : I get a message from my principal researcher, there was an opportunity to apply for a fully funded PhD studentship which would start in October, the only catch I had 5 days to write a research proposal.
Well, I spent a solid weekend doing just that, she reviewed it and then I submitted.
On 3rd October I received an email informing me that I had been awarded the studentship. I was ecstatic, my world was about to change and I'd just been handed a life-changing golden ticket...my goodness I think in that moment I knew exactly what Charlie and his Granddad felt like.
These weekly walks are a great marker for progress, how quickly life can change huh?!
So here I am 2 weeks in with a bitch of an assignment to write and a deadline fast approaching. I'm not one for swearing but seriously this assignment deserves a cuss.
I have to jump through the hoops of this MRes first before I can start with the nitty gritty research.