May 6, 2017

Why I don’t blog anymore

Hello old friends,

 

It’s been exactly 11 days since I last posted on the blog, which is highly unlikely of me, and as you can imagine there is a reason (or two) as to why I don’t blog anymore here.

 

Since my last post loads of things have happened leading to my internet absence:

 

a) I left Scotland. I didn’t leave forever but I packed my stuff and temporarily came back home.

 

b) I moved to my sister’s flat in Volos.

 

c) I started writing up my thesis intensively, and by this I mean writing up from the early morning hours until late at night and repeat the same thing next day again.

 

Which as you can understand-especially the last part- leaves me without much time to agree on blog deals, sign contracts, create the image content, write the article, post it on the blog and promote it on my social media. Hence, my lack on regular posting.

 

BUT, this is not the end of Natbee’s. I am just taking a break to finish my Ph.D thesis, which at the moment is my priority and I will be back again posting, vlogging and doing the normal things as soon as I am a bit more relaxed.

 

Meanwhile, Natbee’s will be rolling thanks to my wonderful team of contributors and my occasional posts (I’ll be happy if I manage to post once per week from now and onwards) as I still have some projects running.

 

I hope you are not tired of me mentioning the word ‘Ph.D’ in every sentence but it has really taken up my life at the moment, so please be patient and if you fancy having a sneak peek of my current situation then feel free to follow me on Instagram, I try to post more frequently there as it only takes a minute!

 

I hope you are all having a lovely time and thank you for your patient.

Anastasia x

12 Comments

  1. You just focus on getting it done! I can’t even imagine the stress of working on your Ph.D thesis. I have my Master’s and when I turned my thesis in it was the best day of my life because I was so done with it by that point in time! x

    • Its a mix of emotions but mainly stress. I am a quite focused and hard working person, so I don’t mind if I have to put in long hours of work in the lab and in the office. But not being able to have everything under my control is what drives me crazy. Also having my life on hold for the past 3 years is what I hate as well. Not being able to travel as much as I want or take days off and feel relaxed since my mind is constantly thinking what I’ve left behind and so on, is really tiring and emotionally draining…

      I am seriously thinking of starting some sort of meditation to keep me sane until the end.

      Thanks for your comment Amanda, I very much appreciate it xx

  2. I some how lost track of your blog when you changed your URL so I’ve not seen your posts for months! I’m going to go and read them now though and best of luck with finishing writing your Ph.D. I’ve seen your instagram and you couldn’t be doing it in a more beautiful place <3

    G is for Gingers xx

    • Oh sorry Claire, we tried to redirect everyone from the blogspot address here, so sorry it didn’t work for you. But thanks for visiting again 🙂 xx

    • Also thank you for the Instagram comment 🙂 I am doing my best to keep up with social media at the moment, so I post on Instagram because it takes only a minute 😉
      I will visit your blog and catch up with everything when things will be a bit less hectic x

  3. Stress is indeed the worst part. I could write a lot about it, but also focused on finishing paper 2, so that I can start number 3. Somedays it really feels that it will never be over and I need to keep reminding myself that each day I’m one *little* step closer. And so are you. I have been into Headspace lately and trying to keep up my Pilates and Yoga classes (relaxes the mind, but also all those muscles that stop moving once you sit at your desk the whole day in T-Rex writing mode). You’re almost there!
    xx
    Catia
    http://www.thepetitecat.com

    • Thank you Catia, second paper, oh boy I have written four and I see none of them published yet!
      Stress, a constant feeling that you are wasting your time and so many emotions on top of actual life struggles.
      Anyways, like you said a step at a time and we are almost there!xx

  4. I’m amazed at everything you have achieved with this blog whilst studying for your PhD – definitely understand why you want to take time out to write up!! I keep hearing recent doctors talking about the writing up period and am quaking in my boots! Good luck with it, I’m sure you’ll smash it 🙂 xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua

    • Thank you so much Lucy.

      I think the secret is to start writing up at a very early stage of your studies. I had written my literature review on my second year but now it needs major revision because things have changed since then on my phd and also more studies havebeen published so…
      For me particularly the exhausting part so far was to work until late in the labs and then try to write as much as I could-which as you can imagine wasn’t a success-so I find it so good now that I can finally sit down and focus on studying and writing up.
      Since this post has gathered so much attention I might write a mini article on my progress or any sort of advice, which might be of help to students who read Natbees 🙂

      Thank you for your comment once again it means a lot to me and I hope your phd goes well 🙂
      xx

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