Birthday week firsts: Post-party energy, driving lessons and a chiropractor visit

It's been a great week of birthday celebrations (yay to the October-born).  With all the changes that have happened this year, I found myself caught up at the start of this semester with the "must work all the time" kind of mentality that comes with starting a new job. Not surprisingly I found myself becoming … Continue reading Birthday week firsts: Post-party energy, driving lessons and a chiropractor visit

Re-learning how to run and teach

I'm about to start Week 3 of teaching and, if I'm honest, it's been a painful learning curve. It's not that I've forgotten how to teach, but I have forgotten how heavy the work load was. This semester I'm teaching five different classes and it is a struggle to keep on top of the planning … Continue reading Re-learning how to run and teach

Challenging my own views: Working in academia as a ‘non-lecturer’

Making the transition from PhD student to academic staff member isn’t as straightforward. There’s this tendency that once you finish your PhD you know what to do next. Such as get a job. The thing is, it is assumed that getting a job = lecturer. If you don’t become a lecturer then you don’t have … Continue reading Challenging my own views: Working in academia as a ‘non-lecturer’