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Heike Lettrari
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Post 101: Why I'm Glad I Didn't Quit My Thesis!
I'm part of this excellent online thesis completion group run by Dr. Dora Farkas. It comprises both master's and PhD students from around the world: anyone who's struggling to finish their thesis, whatever the roadblock they are facing: crisis of confidence...
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Post 100: The Finish Line in Sight!
I have a defense date! Lovely way to start my one-hundredth thesis post! And have had for a few weeks now. It was a SPRINT to get the paperwork in on time, and I think I was tired just from the two days of stress about that. My supervisor was waiting for my...
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Post 99: The Short, Short Month of February, and Dealing with Tiredness
At work yesterday, an acquaintance of mine told me that it took her about 6 months after she finished her thesis, during a long and much-needed break, to wake up and not feel tired.  An ah ha! moment happened for me. I'm working full time, have two part tim...
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Post 98: Self-care in the Days of Trump
I've been finding myself quite anxious throughout the week, as news of Trump's newest Executive Orders rolls out across news feeds. Trump is quite antithetical to my values and ideas about what a just, fair, equitable society should be striving for. I can't...
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Post 97: Balance, balance, balance...
You were doing okay, managing work, exercise, and healthy foods and activities, and then BANG! You get the flu. So much for that balance that you had going. So, this time I lost about a week. Now I'm feeling like I'm somewhat back on top of being organized....
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Post 96: Maintaining momentum when everything else is against you.
I don't recommend to anyone to be a graduate student who needs to seek work in order to keep life trucking along. Whenever you need to be working along side school, it slows you down, even when you are an expert productive procrastinator like me. At some po...
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Post 95: Happy Halloween!! New Job Update and Revisions!
Happy Halloween! I've made it through my first month of work!! Yippee! Work has been quite an adjustment to my usual schedule, and the workplace environment is different. By the end of this month I feel like I'm getting my feet under me. Meeting new people,...
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Post 94: My thesis adventure is starting to come to an end!
I start a new job on Monday! I got hired to fill a paternity leave in the Ministry of Environment , and I am very much looking forward to learning more about how policy work happens in our provincial government. I'll try to keep some updates coming about ho...
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My family's pasta business is up for an award this year! Please take a moment to vote for them! We would really appreciate the support!! <3
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Vote for my family's business for the Premier's Choice Business Award!!
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