I’ve been in grad school for 4 years, this August. During that time, I switched degrees, switched labs (after getting a clipboard hurled at my face! for reals!), almost dropped out twice, got sort of excited about the new research I fell into, coasted, achieved, impressed, fell asleep in small classes, acted like I knew everything, realized I knew nothing, and so forth (this sentence could go on for quite some time). I have had one foot out the door, back up plans in hand for much of this time. But, I got my ideal job offer, and now I’m actually trying to finish this silly degree.
I just put my first paper (i.e. one THIRD of my dissertation) through internal review at work. That means I can submit it to a scientific journal, and that my committee can’t say squat when they read it in my dissertation. Suck it, committee!
But, obvs, I have two thirds left – and about three months to get my shit together. Considering this paper I just finished took, oh, a YEAR to get done (mainly because one of my major professors is super slow), I’m a little worried.
….and so I started a blog. Nothing like procrastinating, right?