"My memory is that I made it back to the bedroom as if I had become a new team member on Floor is Lava. It probably looked much worse in real life."
'I also make a point every evening of organizing, labelling, and filing away in my hard-drive everything I collect on that day so that I don’t return to a huge, undifferentiated, digital pile of photos with names like “IMG_2874.”'
"Favourite form of procrastination?" "Another cup of tea."
"I...agree with what many others have said here about imposter syndrome. Everyone has it, and if you don’t, what’s your secret?"
"I think it is important to remember that feeling overwhelmed is normal."
"I definitely miss interactions, and absolutely soak them up when I am on campus."
"We have the most innovative women artists here in Ireland, and I want to be part of bringing that rich history into the core of Irish Studies as a field."
"[A] mordant sense of humour is a great resource when surrounded by people taking themselves too seriously."
"[L]earning how to do a PhD is a process. Balance is a goal that is important to work towards, but be kind to yourself and make it work for you."
"Even though there is no scientific proof to back me up, I have always found that listening to classical music heightens my receptivity and creativity."
"When I’m practicing or composing new musical ideas, voice memos on my iPhone are invaluable."
"I have to have tea/coffee on hand when I’m writing. It serves as a useful coping mechanism for when words are not appearing during the creative process."
"[W]hen they opened up the library again and I could actually browse the shelves, I didn't know what to do with myself... so much freedom!"
"What it comes down to is that you are the expert on your work. You have to trust that."
"PhD work can be lonely, and these tools helped me to combat that."
"[D]oing archival research in Cuba prepared me for a global pandemic."
"I see the materials with which the team has engaged...as a repository of feelings and emotions."
"Noting the rise in cases, a spike, and then a gradual petering out over time was incredibly calming during the summer of 2020..."