Name: Cat Vicente
Job: Community Manager at The Node
Source: PostPostDoc [original post]
I spent a lot of my PhD feeling guilty. Guilty that I wasn’t working hard enough. Guilty that I wasn’t reading enough papers. Guilty that I might not be thinking hard enough about my experiments. And most importantly, guilty of all those times when I wasn’t in the lab doing experiments. At my undergraduate graduation party one of my lecturers, finding out that I was going to do a PhD, gave me some advice: ‘the PhD is a marathon, not a sprint’. I interpreted this as: make sure you take it easy and do other stuff during your PhD, or otherwise you will run out of energy before the end.