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July 19th, 2005 by teragram

I don’t like being the only one posting to furiousthinking. I’ve never blogged so frequently before, and no-one else has started blogging here yet. The front page is filling up with little daisies, and it’s just not right.

So, I’m thinking about quitting my PhD. That’s right, I’ve had enough. I’ve done up a list of pros and cons. This is how it goes:

Quit

  • ++ freedom
  • + I get to do dressmaking
  • + I get to do a dressmaking course
  • – I don’t get any more funding
  • + I’ll have time to volunteer in India
  • – I might regret it
  • – I might suffer intellectual death and turn into a zombie-lady
  • + other people who actually want to get a PhD might get the funding I would otherwise be taking
  • + I get to write my book (no, not a novel, but I’m not telling you what it is)
  • + I get to look into my Business Idea (no, I’m not telling you that yet either)
  • total = +++

Do the PhD

  • + I’ve started, so I should finish
  • – I hate it
  • – There’s no long term benefit from having done it except:
  • + I could call myself Dr Teragram, and boys might take me a little bit more seriously
  • +/- I would have to read and understand the B-book
  • total = 0

Do a Masters instead

  • – convincing my funding body to let me change
  • + make the most of time I’ve spent so far
  • – I’d still have to do the stinking research
  • total = –

So far there’s a pretty clear winner (and I probably haven’t put in all the minuses I could on the PhD and Masters lists). I’m feeling pretty rational about it, I think, and I’m going to take some time to make sure, but it looks like my life might be taking a brand new direction. That’s pretty exciting. Now if only I was sure God approved. But for whatever reason He seems to be keeping schtum (or maybe I’m just not listening?).

In other news: the apartment complex where we’ll be staying in India has a swimming pool and gym attached. Fitness here we come! It also comes with cooking and cleaning staff. That’ll be weird. Thankfully they use less ghee in India than they do in restaurants here. That would not have been good for my waistline.

Tg


One Response  
  • teragram » Blog Archive » writes:
    August 19th, 20053:18 pmat

    […] I’m sitting here, in the hungry phase of my cycle, trying to install software on my laptop. It’s a remarkably irritable process, and I’m very glad the hubby poo-pooed the idea of me going into it professionally. He feels a bit guilty about the amount of poo-pooing he’s been doing (not in terms of bodily function you understand, in terms of knocking my ideas on the head). But every plant needs pruning, and my idea-plant has gone a bit wild since my future got sooner. (idea plant) […]


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