I contacted my country’s science journalism association today asking the secretary for help in meeting a few of its members. She hasn’t replied yet. I will also look into contacting passed winners of “science journalist of the year” award winners as well as those science writers at the company at which I’m employed.
In the course of my Googling I came across a free on-line science journalism course which consists of 10 lessons. The course was compiled by some of the world’s leading science journalists and journalism lecturers. It’s a crash course which will solidify the my foundation for when I pursue a postgraduate degree. I need to find someone who will work through it with me . . .
I really had to fight to get out of bed this morning. I woke up early to work on my thesis and returned to bed when the pressure in my head became unbearable. When it was time to get up and get ready for work, I had to coax myself out of bed by repeat my motto, “Do it anyway!”, over and over again. I eventually got out of bed, got dressed as quickly as I could, packed in my lunch and left home on time.
I won’t be working on my thesis tomorrow morning because I was so tired today that I could barely concentrate on my work. So, a full night’s rest I will grant meself tonight, go to bed early tomorrow night, and wake up early on Wednesday morning to work on my thesis.
I don’t know why it’s so difficult to get up at 2am to work on my thesis while I find it very easy to do that for my job. Is it because the stakes are higher? There’s more pressure? I have a deadline to meet? I don’t know.
Recently, I adopted a mental porn filter. There aren’t any porn filters available for my phone so now whenever I want to search for something risqué or borderline, I ask myself whether a porn filter would allow it. I, therefore, end up only searching for stuff a porn filter would allow. So far it’s been going well.