I have been travelling a lot lately (…can’t believe my last post was in June!) and am feeling very fortunate for the opportunities I have had to see this great big – yet small – world.
With travelling comes jet-lagged sleep deprivation with new time zones that offer new eye-opening and thought-provoking experiences.
…Grad school does that too.
*If you are interested in the zombie part of this comic, visit the Museum of Human Disease – a fascinating place using a zombie theme while teaching students the science of health and disease (and where I am involved in research on students’ motivation and interest in science education).
Since my last post was June 1st, I thought I would take this opportunity to share a few photos of my experiences over the past few months.
June: Two research conferences during my first trip to Europe!
Finland: Land of the midnight sun and friendly Finns
Germany: Peaceful conference held in a nunnery on a small island surrounded by the Bavarian Alps
July: Zombieland and Beyond
Data collection at the Museum of Human Disease: Looking forward to returning there again in a few weeks!
Domestic travel: First trip to ‘Brizzy’ and seeing the Gold Coast from the plane
International travel: First trip back to Canada since moving to Australia
A wonderful time spent visiting family and friends – complete with a successful dissertation committee meeting at the University of Alberta 🙂
When visiting with my cousin (the ‘Brown Owl’ I posted about earlier this year: see “Pi(e) and Cookies”), I passed on my Brownie badges that my mom recently found 🙂
…but I decided to hang on to just one badge – my goal is to really ‘earn it’ by writing my dissertation by March:
August: Conferencing and Celebrating
Conferencing: First trip to Washington, DC!
Celebrating: First time being a bridesmaid! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Allen 🙂
While unpacking from my recent travels, I found the following two souvenirs from my tour of the amazingly beautiful Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Great pieces for me to have on display as I start my September writing schedule with a newly defined dissertation finish line 🙂
Whatever tasks lie ahead for you this month, I wish you all the best!