Vacations during the PhD

Tomorrow starts my summer vacations (wouhou !) We’re very lucky to have, I quote my PI, way to much vacations, here in the Netherlands. 9 weeks a year.

So I will be out of the lab for 3 weeks now, and it felt really weird leaving it this evening. I put all my drosophila stocks on new food, and said my goodbyes. I don’t know if this is even possible; but I felt sad to leave the lab, as if it had become an addiction ! Also, last night I tried to open the door of my house with the magnetic card of the lab … Yep, it’s time to take a break.

I always remember this drawing from PhD Comics :

Right now, I think I just past the first  peak, and start the descending slope … 

I will be in a Wi-Fi free zone most of the time (I hope I can deal with this other addiction, btw), which means I will not check e-mails at all. I think it’s great to do that at least once a year.

That also means that I will blog very scarcely starting in a few days, although I prepared some cool posts, and I hope the “automatic programed posting” by WordPress works …

2 thoughts on “Vacations during the PhD

  1. Hollidays in a PhD are always a dilemma, especially in France where it is not obligatory (I think we should reconsider it). I’m glad you chosed to shut off science and the e-mails to enjoy the life from outside, it pushes me to do the same 🙂
    Enjoy your time 🙂

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