Fun you say? Well, I've just received some constructive critiques from my supervisors regarding my soon-to-be-completed PhD confirmation document. The confirmation process is the first 'milestone' in your PhD at UQ: it's a chance to prove that your project is significant as well as feasible. And although most people wouldn't want to stay back late and read critical comments of their work, I am lucky that I:
a.) have super supportive and friendly supervisors, and
b.) have an attitude of "Oh well, if I'd got it perfect the first time, I technically wouldn't need to do a PhD!"
It's only natural that I'm going to get sidetracked/forget to link key concepts in the document, which is exactly why us PhD's have supervisory teams to train us how to do successful and efficient research!
Anyway, working on the document straight away has given me the chance to write down everything while it's fresh in my mind. Don't get me wrong: I've stopped to have dinner, Skype my parents, and generally mess around on Facebook, but sometimes working at a slower pace late into the night is better than rushing the day before it's due! I also won't wake up with the "I really should have started those edits" guilt tomorrow, but instead wake to "HAH edits! In yo FACE!" It's also nice to have the office to myself and sing along to The Smiths... not that I do that, but I could, if I wanted to. Ahem.