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Hello! I'm graduating this year from the double master degree of Industrial Ecology en Science Communication at TU Delft. This blog is about my final year at TU; how do I get sick of TU Delft so I can start my "grown up life" without getting too nostalgic the rest of my life about "my" University. Enjoy reading :)



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Posted in July 2012

22.982 words

I wrote 22.982 words worth of thesis report at the moment, a great time to make a word cloud to see what I’ve been writing. See below the result: 




 Ps: You can also do this for your thesis / paper / report  http://www.wordle.net/

Go home, or stay … that’s the question

HUGE DILLEMA! I’m all alone in the deserted TNW building, my eyes start twitching and my concentration has long gone. But, I’m superafraid I will not finish my graduation report on time (in 10 days !!) and if I keep on working I might feel a bit better. Do I go home, sleep and have a great day tomorrow? Or do I stay and work untill I really can’t continue anymore, go home, sleep and have a great day tomorrow with a little bit less work to be done. 

Ok, I’ll keep working and do brainless tasks (for instance, fixing my references). I will only graduate from TU Delft this one time, when I look back later this probably is all a happy memory (let’s hope that).  


I used to be a good student, why is graduating then for me so [!&&!!lkjaodi!!] DIFFICULT. I hope to not scare any ‘still to graduate’ readers, but it might also be healthy to have a good view on what graduating can be like (difficult).

I actually knew it was going to be difficult from the beginning. I’ve been working in groups from year one to last year for my education. I thrive in groups, it makes me happy and the results are most often very good. On my own I’m not so great. I have my faults being a chaotic, social person. I get unhappy being on my own for too long … and working on a project for a year … you can only imagine the messy situation in my head. And now I have to clean the mess, because I’m rewriting my thesis. Zooming out I can do, seeing the big lines … but, I get stuck while trying to get the details right. Where’s the great groupmate who’s my opposite; structured and focussed on getting the details right.

These are just some of the issues that made me cry today, sweating over chapter 2. Luckily, my boyfriend does have a structured brain, and he doesn’t mind helping me out from time to time cleaning up the mess in my head. I’ll end this sad story with a promise … I WILL NEVER EVER DO A PhD! 4 years of research … the mess in the head will just unbearable.

To make you smile after this not so happy blogpost see the picture below 🙂

Graduation dress

getting serious, today I bought a graduation dress. And not just ‘a’ graduation
dress.. no no.. it’s the most pretty, flattering and comfortable dress I have
over owned! This does mean the end is near and that’s when the stress kicked me
in the back. I have SOOOO MUCH to do! I made a planning in the train [always a
bad idea] and my heart started beating at double rate. I have to work my ass
off in order to hand in my work the 23th of July … the date I promised my
supervisors and one day before my Spain and Portugal trip this summer. 

And that’s exactly why, my dear reader, I’m still typing at 0:28 on Sunday night (or Monday morning ;). ARghh! And then consider that I will miss this time in my life (being a graduation student writing on her beast of a report) when I’m done studying and working fulltime. Previous year I wrote a column in the TU Delta about that I miss taking exams, can you imagine that? It must be a similar thing to the Stockholm syndrome .. because I do remember disliking studying untill late to pass that exam for the course I hated. Good old times…

Time to get
serious again and type some more … I have to present a great thesis in my
great dress after all. Good night!

To give you sweet dreams, here is a sample of great illusion art. 

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