Hello everyone! (Wow it’s been a while since I wrote this…)
I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since my last post… Almost half a year… I tried to write multiple times in these past months but it never seemed good enough for what I wanted my blog to be about, so I eventually stopped trying because I had other very important things keeping me busy. My master’s thesis… If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably know I started my master’s thesis in February. I thought I would be able to make blog posts while doing it but I just couldn’t. The pressure was too much. I had a couple of very unmotivated weeks so I had to focus all the little motivation I had on my thesis. Then we had a few problems with a characterization technique (because that’s how science and R&D works) and I just couldn’t focus on the blog. If I had posted anything in the past months, it wouldn’t have been the quality content I wanted. So I didn’t. But I feel like everyone that might still care about my blog needed and deserved and explanation, so here it is.
I’m really sorry about this six months hiatus but maybe it really was for the best and I’m definitely trying to come back in full force now. Because the dissertation is over. I now have a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. I had my thesis presentation on September 18th and it went really well. It was so gratifying!!!
And now the future awaits. I’m applying for a research fellowship at my university in the same group where I did my thesis so we’ll see how it goes (I’m kind of confident about it). It’ll be weird to start being a part of the research group, but I know I can do it (even if my social anxiety gets the best of me sometimes in the beginning). And no matter what, I’ll have my friends from my hometown and the ones I made at uni and I know I can count on them. I really do. And I think other people truly believe I can do it, so I just have to start believing on me too.
I’m honestly looking forward to the next couple of months! Possibly starting my first real job. I have a few trips planned out. Writing a scientific article with my thesis results. No matter what, no matter the bad days, I know I have things to look up to and good things in my life. I think, over all, I can honestly say I’m happy. Even on bad days I know, deep down, that it is just a bad day. And I embrace it. And I know I’m happy. And that’s all I really want. And I think I deserve it.
It’s good to be back. Until next time,
Jo xx ( how I missed this)
P.S. sorry about all the rambling and the messy, emotional post. I might be a little drunk because I went out tonight to say goodbye to my friend who’s going abroad for a while (hopefully to work abroad), but I honestly really wanted to do this post and update you guys and I just couldn’t wait and risk losing this motivation.