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One year of MIT

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February 3rd 2017 seems such a distant date now. Back then, I was boarding at the Lisbon airport on a TAP Air Portugal flight to Boston. I knew I was going to stay there for a year, but I never thought it would be so life changing. If you already saw some of my previous …

January, the month of Learning

Hi all! January has oficially ended and I am in such an emotional turmoil. You could have blamed it on the full moon eclipse, but I blame that in having to move out of my apartment, in ending my stay at MIT, and soon starting a new phase for my PhD. I realized how I …

New year, new life for the blog!

Hi all! As you might have noticed, I changed the template for the blog. Yay! Still plenty of things need to be changed, like making this more colorful again, but I am excited for now having an image that is more cohesive with me. So, stay with me this year 🙂 I stared the New …

Monthly reflections of 2017

Hi all! I know, for many times I said I want to get back to writing more. But I have been more busy writing manuscripts for my PhD thesis and preparing for my first Christmas in the US! I chose not to spend Christmas at home for financial and adventure reasons. Anyway, I have my …

How to deal with homesickness during your PhD abroad

Hi all! First post of November, which is ironically a month dedicated to writing. There’s the National Novel Writing Month in the US and I hope I can get a lot of pages for my personal novels (first PhD manuscript, first PhD chapter, blog) in this month. But first, of all, big news… I’M HOME! …

5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

Hi all! The last time you heard of me here on the blog, I was doing the Blog Every Day in August challenge. However, I decided to break it off and just rest. I was having a lot of stress on my PhD life already and I started a huge vacation across the US (there …

6 lessons from 6 months of PhD life abroad

Featured photo: Charles River from Harvard Bridge at Sunset. View over Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! It’s August 3rd, so yay, it’s 6 months since I came to the USA! These have been by far the most intense 6 months of my life in all aspects. I’ve been going through the highest highs …

Back to the Back Bay, Boston

Hi! Even though I still didn’t travel outside the Boston and Cambridge area, the travel posts keep coming. First of all, I want to say that this afternoon walk and post comes this soon in my stay in the area due to a coincidence. I had gone to a bar nearby Newbury Street and I …

What I learned in 1 month in Cambridge & MIT

Hi! So, if you read my blog frequently, which I hope you do (Pussy the Boots eyes), you might have noticed I’ve been a bit absent from writing and making social media content. So that would be my first lessons about this month! Today, March 3rd 2017, it’s 1 month since I’ve arrived! I am …

Leadership for non-leaders

Do what leaders do

Hi all! This post comes at the end of the first week here at the MIT. It has been super eventful and I really should take more pictures to showcase my life, but I can say that, as I write this, we had a severe snowstorm. MIT even shut down. Here are some pictures of …