As I am writing this reflection on the first day returning to the lab, I am thinking what should I be looking forward to 2021. There is still a lot of work to be done, before I could compile my work into a thesis for submission. The uncertainty does worry me a little, as the the fifth wave of pandemic hits.
I find that the most challenging aspect of being a PhD research candidate is not just the research work itself, but also the people who you work with.
As I have grown to be more aware of how impactful good mentoring is to help students strive and grow, both in their career and personality.