This term, my weekly supervisions are on a Friday at 1pm. This means that my week revolves around one hour (or usually two) of intense one-on-one contact time with my supervisor. After a supervision my brain always hurts so much, and I usually feel mentally drained but also weirdly energetic (?). I usually go to the gym straight after supervisions to release energy, but I’ve also found that the time following a supervision is great for organising the week to come.
I had a brand new Moleskine delivered today (yay!), so I spent time drawing out a timetable for next week & I’m gradually filling it in. My week may seem quite empty at the moment, but I usually fill each day in as I go through the week, informed with an overall view of what I need to get done by the end of the week. It may seem unorganised to do this, but my degree is quite self-motivated with hardly any contact time or relevant lectures, so organising my days as I go along works for me. Also: some things here happen very last minute, and I wouldn’t like to tightly pack my schedule early on in the week only to have to change it later. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and would hate to scribble stuff out.
But I can tell you something: most of that week from 8am-9pm will be filled in with red: WORK TIME. Thank goodness I love my degree.
Sorry I haven’t posted in ages, hopefully after today I’ll be able to write a few interesting posts! (FYI this is really just a boring look-how-pretty-my-library-is post).
It’s the deadline for my portfolio of essays tomorrow, but I have a 21st birthday to go to this evening so for me, the deadline is THIS AFTERNOON. I only need to tweak & format one essay out of three, so I feel like I am on track- feeling positive! I was the first person in Girton library this morning ~so keen~
Term ends of Friday, and I’m only going home for 4 days before coming back here to work on my dissertation. I can’t concentrate on work at home, and I also weirdly love Cambridge during the Easter holidays (I did the same last year). College is a lot emptier and less distracting, and I can spend days working in various cafes/libraries in town without worrying about contact time/supervisions to get to. It gives me time to chill and reflect as well as be productive. There will be a few more ‘active’ and interesting posts during Easter in preparation for revision/exam term.
This has been a difficult term, but the end is near! 😊
Serially awesome Cambridge economics professor Ha-Joon Chang has written the world’s smallest economics textbook.
It’s five key points, all of which are illustrated above; and most of which boil down to “economics is a discipline for the people, and to serve the people. It must be taken back from the political agents known as economists."