Happy New Years fellow travelers. To mark the new phase in my Adventure Towards a PhD, I’ve given the blog a makeover. Some time change in scenery can help us take new and brighter perspectives.
I went from “Graduate Student” to “Graduate, Student.” All my coursework is complete–and now I am gearing up for the next part of this adventure…THE DISSERTATION! Stay tuned.
A short hike directly up the mountain can be tiring. As a beginner, I prefer a longer hike that zigzags up the mountain. The point which a zig turns to a zag is called “switchback.” A hike with many of these can be fun with a large group. Even though everyone can have a significant distance between them…… Continue reading The Gradual Climb
I found this is my drafts from 2014, and thought it was worth sharing. Some of you might be thinking, “Why a PhD?” You may be reminded of headlines in the news that deter such a pursuit (“12 reasons not to get a PhD” and “The Future of the Ph.D.”). Besides, according to a recent article…… Continue reading Throwback to 2014
Stepping out of our comfort zone can be challenging but it can also be rewarding.
Moving away from home for work or school can be tough. Here are some words of encouragement…
You know you are excited about an event when you download a ‘countdown app’ on your phone. With less than 90 days before class begins, the realization is starting to sink in, that this is really happening. So far things are falling into place–I am starting to get e-mails from the University preparing me for…… Continue reading Countdown Begins