3 May: PhD update

The last few weeks have been challenging so I have to keep reminding myself of things that my main supervisor Karen has told me such as, that as I am part-time it need not take over my life!  It had begun to feel like that so it was time to stand back a bit.  I also reminded myself of three things:

  1. That there will be an end in sight one day not that far off.
  2. Not to get bogged down with too much information, articles etc. to wade through, as at the end of the day they are to supplement my ideas and provide evidence of my conclusions etc. and I do not need to include everything only the best bits.
  3. If I did not carry on I would be wasting all the money I had invested in this so far and would very much regret it later.

So I am back on track but not making as fast progress as I had hoped by now in view of having to submit some more writing by end of June.

However every now and then a little gem appears. I was asked by Sarah from the University of Hertfordshire who I met at the Kathe  Buchler Conference recently, to write a piece on my research for their ‘Everyday Lives in War’ website.  Whilst for those who have had lots already published this is not a major deal but for me it is a first. It has also helped in that long battle to regenerate my self-confidence!

The link to the site is https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?p=4259S

So onwards and forwards and hopefully next time I update this I will have made great strides.