Monthly Archives: June 2014

Eavesdropping in Airports and Sleeping on the Floor

Wednesday was my last night in Dublin. Unbelievably, I was fully packed, had sourced my passport and boarding pass, had cleaned my flat and ordered a taxi to the airport by 11:30 pm. I have never been this ready for … Continue reading

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Werk!

In summer 2006, after three years of teaching in Poland. I was ready to come back to Ireland. I tell the (wildly inappropriate) story of why in this post. I googled the many, many language schools in Dublin, and wrote … Continue reading

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All of my options are good

2 years ago today, I ran 8 kilometres. It was an absolutely amazing day, during which my will championed over both my body and spirit in a way that had never happened before and hasn’t happened since. It was the … Continue reading

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PhD equals

These days, when people ask me “how are you?” or “what have you been up to?” or “what’s the story?”, I only have one answer. PhD.   -How are you? -PhD   -What have you been up to? -PhD   … Continue reading

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My final conference

Warning: this post starts with me feeling sorry for myself but don’t worry. It has a happy ending. I’m not doing this PhD for me. I’m doing it for my supervisor. For my mother. For the boys I interviewed while … Continue reading

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Not a workshop

Last night, I was flying to England for a workshop. I hadn’t had a great day study-wise, having watched a whole Olsen sisters’ movie in the middle of the afternoon and I was feeling disappointed in myself. Unbelievably, I made … Continue reading

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One Direction

I found more glitter on my face today. It’s been a week since The Concert, but its effects are still to be felt both inside me and out. In the weeks before the concert, I felt like a groom before … Continue reading

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