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    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.

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  • Fears in Peripheral Vision

    Posted by Qrystal on June 24, 2009 at 1:11.
    Category: Life. Tags: thesis.

    When something is faced head-on, you can often find that it’s nowhere near as big as you thought it was when it was only in your peripheral vision.

    — A quote from Catherine Cantieri’s ebook entitled, “How to Harness a Hobgoblin: The #1 Strategy to Unleash Your Creative Productivity” available at http://www.get-sorted.net.

    I like this quote, because it rings so true for me. I do keep looking at my thesis in peripheral vision instead of facing it head-on, and it does keep looking humongous except when I’m actually tackling it directly.

    If I can keep this quote in mind, maybe I’ll lose some of the intimidation I feel regarding working on my Uber-Big-Super-Duper-Massively-Scary-Thesis, and instead just get the frackin’ thing done!

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