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A week in Portugal in pictures

Hi all! As I suggested on social media, I was in Portugal to visit my parents, sister, all the family and friends. I already showed some pictures on my photoshoot post at my alma mater, Instituto Superior Técnico, but I thought I should do a recap for you guys to have an idea of it… Continue reading A week in Portugal in pictures

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I did a photoshoot at my alma mater! Celebrate your graduation

(All photo credits: Catarina Alves de Sousa) Hi all! So, this month I was very busy with my surprise trip to Portugal, as I wrote on the post about feeling homesick. I have a lot to write about still and a recap of the events of my week there, like being with plenty of friends… Continue reading I did a photoshoot at my alma mater! Celebrate your graduation

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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!… Continue reading How to deal with homesickness during your PhD abroad

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5 Lessons from The Bold Type for my PhD (and life)

(Feature image credits: Freeform) Hi all! So yeah, in September I almost didn’t write, that’s too bad! Between coming back from vacation, investing on meetings and conferences (including a huge all nighter like I didn’t do in ages!), going for my first solo trip in North America to Montreal, Canada, and enjoying the last days… Continue reading 5 Lessons from The Bold Type for my PhD (and life)

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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… Continue reading 5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

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The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

Hi all! Today I thought initially of writing about “How I relax as a PhD Student” to stay aligned with today’s #summerofstem topic, but I have an old blogpost which has been pretty well read, about ways to maintain mental health as a PhD student, and all the advice I have to give is pretty… Continue reading The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

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Writing a book as a PhD student

Hi all! Today it’s International Book Day and I want to write something very short. I want to talk a bit about the book I am writing: my PhD thesis! For those who are not in academia, the main step for the completion of a PhD is the submission of a written dissertation. This takes… Continue reading Writing a book as a PhD student

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Writer’s block

Featured photo: MIT Briggs Field, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! For today’s post in my Blog Every Day August, I want to do something very simple. And by this, I’d like to say: I don’t feel like writing anything. Period. It is not my purpose today to give advice on how to overcome this. I… Continue reading Writer’s block

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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… Continue reading 6 lessons from 6 months of PhD life abroad

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Beauty and the PhD

Hi all! It’s been so long! Between working in three projects at the same time now, traveling and conferences, and keeping up with the busy social life here in Cambridge, not much time left. But the desire has not stopped and I know blogging does me a ton of good, so I’ve felt compelled to… Continue reading Beauty and the PhD