G & T

That’s Gin & Thesis. Today I celebrated the little wins towards eventual thesis submission by going to a gin tasting at the brand spanking new (in distillery terms) Archie Rose in Sydney’s hipster/industrial Rosebery.

Barrel booth in the bar area.

Barrel booth in the bar area.

 

Vodka and Gins to taste.

Vodka and Gins to taste.

 

Touring the facility.

Touring the facility.

What exactly have I done to deserve this treat?

I’ve started working on the Introduction to my thesis, I’ve retitled my thesis, I’ve started to typeset the beast to make it more beautiful. There are still many months of work ahead but I’d called that a decent start to the working year.

 

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Happy New Year.

I’ve heard that it’s best to start your resolutions for the New Year as the old year draws to a close. My resolutions are simple for 2017. I can see the finish line with the most important goal: submit my PhD thesis this year. I’ve also achieved another before the year even began: reduce coffee consumption. No more than two full strength coffees for me in a day (though I’m being lenient and allowing myself unlimited tea until I submit my thesis).

I have fallen out of the habit of daily journal writing with the nature of the last few years. I’m starting a new journal for 2017 to record my progress and clear my mind each night for the new day ahead.

 

Gorgeous journal and rose scented perfume. Both gifts which I shall treasure the use of this year.

Gorgeous journal and rose scented perfume. Both gifts which I shall treasure the use of this year.

All the best with your plans for 2017.

 

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