Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. It’s Wednesday here in Scotland, and you know what that means – it’s time for a blog and update. A couple of blog posts back I wrote that I may have some big news for you all. Well, the news is massive, and better than I could ever have imagined.
I have spent the past two days in a room full of PhD students from all over the world. I listened to talks about different research from lots of different PhD students. Now I must admit, none of them were doing research remotely similar to mine and a lot of their research was difficult for me to understand, but it was fascinating none the less. I also did a talk on my research and the research I am going to do.
It feels amazing to finally be in this position. To finally be able to say that I am a PhD student! I will be starting my PhD officially next week. I can’t explain to you all how long and crazy this process has been. It began almost two years ago. There has been countless barriers and obstacles, but also an abundance of support and guidance from my supervisors, from Jacob, my family and ultimately, myself.
I have worked so hard these past two years to create a life for myself that I know I would love and feel passionate about. I am at the beginning of my nutrition, fitness, wellness and research career and I can’t believe what I have already managed to achieve. I am grateful beyond belief.
I am beyond privileged to be sitting here writing this and living in this reality. This is the beginning of a three- or four-year journey. I would never have thought after completing a four year honours degree that I would want nothing more than to go back and do it all over again but 100 times harder. Here we are!
I loved my degree, especially the final year and that is what drove me to want to do a PhD. Young me would be screaming right now.
I made a TikTok with a video of my talk on my research and I wrote “POV: You have worked harder in the past two years than ever before and created a life that you wouldn’t recognise as yours. I am starting my PhD and doctorate studies in October 2022. I am living my dream life.”
I truly have created a life that I would NEVER have believed was mine even three years ago. I cannot comprehend how different I felt and how different my life was three+ years ago.
I am so GRATEFUL.
You guys have been here along the way, and I thank you.
As always, thank you for reading.