Wow, the past 7 days have been pretty intense. Last Friday, I was out in the field climbing cliffs and hurting my bum (from sitting on hard places, no pun intended). That following Saturday, I was at a beautiful wedding with beloved friends. The happy couple are very good friends to us, and I think I speak for all guests that it was a lovely sight seeing the two of them tie the knot.
My last course at the university has started and I’m currently learning a lot about our planet as the course is all about hydrology (with too much geology, maybe). It was full of lectures and exercises. I’m kind of falling behind, although I don’t really want to admit it (I’d rather be a goody-two-shoes).
As if my schedule isn’t stuffed enough, I’ve started out on my Master’s thesis now! During the field week of my previous course, I was briefed about a project that sounded perfect in my ears. At first, it was a little bit scary, but then I realized that if it wasn’t scary, it wouldn’t be worth it. The project itself is about publication bias in published reports about climate change in marine environments. I could go on forever about this topic, but I’ll leave it be for now.
There’ll be a lot of statistics, which many of you know is not my forte. I hope it will be after all of this, though. I even emphasized it to my supervisor that I’m really a newbie to it, but he’s willing to teach me. And so it only makes me want to ace this whole thing. I’ll be fine, I’m just too excited about all of it, and I haven’t even written a project plan yet.
Apart from this, I’m probably taking on two other side-projects in different labs in the department. I miss lab life and I have no idea whenever I’ll step into one after I graduate, so I might as well take the chance now. I’ll have meetings tomorrow about them, so we’ll see how they turn out :) Hopefully, I will be granted permission to do them, too. Fingers crossed!
And here’s a little gem for you guys. Yes, that dark mark on the forehead is a bruise, she fell face-first to the ground the other week. Of course, we told her not to run so fast, but kiddo wasn’t listening :)
//c_Cae; and yes, people did ask when the Dutchman and I will tie the knot. Our answer: that’s none of your business, it’ll be when it’ll be :)