I have one year left of my PhD!

⏱ One year left, the countdown is on ⏱

Just writing that makes me feel a little bit sick 😅

It’s honestly flown by, I can’t quite actually believe how fast it’s gone. I’ve grown so much as person since I started, I hardly recognise first year Beth. Throw in a global pandemic, two side projects, outreach work, being part of two committees and my actual PhD project (as well as having a life), it’s hardly surprising it’s gone so fast and I’ve changed so much 🤔

When I say I’ve changed, it’s definitely for the better. I definitely feel more like an independent researcher than I did in the beginning. It’s been no secret that I really struggled with my mental health this past year but I’m in a much better place now!

I finally feel in a good place with my research, I feel much more confident and ready to tackle this next year 💪

I’ve developed a good working relationship with my supervisors and my colleagues and believe me it’s made the whole process much more manageable and enjoyable ☺️

Don’t get me wrong there have been some MAJOR lows (that’s sadly part of the PhD journey) BUT there have been some pretty great highs too 😁

Thanks so much for following me on this journey! Time to knuckle down and absolutely take on this final year! I hope to document this final year of my journey to Dr Beth! I’ll share lab life and thesis writing to show the realities of being a final year PhD student coming out of a global pandemic.

Tell me where you see yourself in the next year ⬇️

Thanks for reading, see you in the next one!

Beth x

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