What am I doing?!

This is a question I often ask myself. I mean this both literally, as in “what am I doing at this exact moment? What should I be doing? What still needs to be done?”, and more holistically, as in “what are my goals as a Ph.D. student? Am I doing everything I can to further my academic career? Am I screwing it all up?”.

For the first type of question, I have lists. Endless lists of things that need to be done. Little pieces of the big pie called a Ph.D. For the second type of question, it is more complicated. I might consult my advisor, my fellow Ph.D. students, an unlucky barista at Starbucks…

I guess what I am trying to say here is that this is why I want to write here. I want to have a record of what I am doing, what I am thinking, what is going on in my life, in my career. If that sounds at all interesting to you, please follow along! If not, no hard feelings 😉 I’m just self-involved enough to admit that this blog is mostly just for me.