So far my master thesis project has been quite a rollercoaster. As predicted, the direction has changed – and will continue to change – many times along the way.
Normally I enjoy uncertainty and being spontaneous, but in this type of academic project I struggle with unfinished thoughts and imperfect reasoning. Learning how to deal with extreme uncertainty and being ready to kill one’s darlings is crucial though, especially for someone as impatient as me. I have also had to accept, that the process is definitely not linear – no matter how much I try to do things in the “right order”.
Luckily I have identified a few good ways to keep myself
sane on track:
- Write something every day. Anything. Even if you would delete it later!
- Work on something else if you get stuck with one part. Hence the non-linearity.
- Either go for a run or sleep on it. Or preferably both.
Yayy! Only 2 more months and it’s DONE!