Back to Work with a capital ‘W’

This time it’s different, I’ve been telling myself… This time will be different, I’ve been telling my wife.  I just hope I’m right (and I believe I am).  The job I mentioned I had risked by moving to London has materialised, and with the blessing of God I am now back in full-time employment since May 1st.  The previous two months and immediately following my confirmation, I have been busy putting the ground work for what has become my new role in building a new government entity to support and fund SMEs.

Although it will take a huge share of my time, the challenge remains for me to balance my life and make time (and plenty of it) for my PhD work.  The good news is that I am now looking at my methodology, questionnaire design, and tidying up my hypotheses – all of which exciting work and requires serious effort. However, it does not suffer as much as working on the literature review whenever I’m interrupted by work, or anything else.  I can (almost) pick up and continue from I left off.

Summer will be a little slow with work pressure and a family holiday, but the autumn should see a significant drive.  Until then, I must ensure a trickle of effort continues to flow so I don’t have to start again in a couple of months.

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