“we tell ourselves stories in order to live”

~ Joan Didion

PhD nonsense #4: “The PhD must be a struggle”

I’ve had the fortune to only have excellent, supportive and caring supervisors. From the get go, they offered me all the guidance, advice and academic-love that they could and that I needed. My first year was like a home-coming. Having recently left an extremely difficult work situation, returning to academia was a long-time dream come…

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