Category Archives: Ph.D. or Bust

Another Wish #acwrimo #nablopomo

*No, this isn’t exactly a contribution toward any academic product I’m producing. I’ll be working on that outline over the weekend (I hope). It is, however, writing about academic stuff, so I’m calling it good. Who gon’ fight meh? This year, I joined the Doctoral Students Association at my school. I’m hella busy, but much…

I Wish…

that I had the time or at least the wherewithal to give y’all an update, alas… Suffice it to know the following: Summer was not what I planned, but it worked out (mostly) well, anyway. Year Two is off to a rough start. People suck ass. Except helpful upperclassmen. They rock. Also, my cohort. They…

More to Come…

Hi Gang! I just realized it’s been a few weeks since my last post, so I thought I’d share a super brief update. I FINALLY finished my first year! I didn’t do as good a job as I needed to, but we’ll see the final toll when my grades roll out in September (I already know…

Finally Learning How to Write!

I feel that I am a terrible writer. I’m finally coming to accept that it’s not necessarily that my finished product is bad, but it takes ENTIRELY too much effort to get there. My process tends to look something like this: That second comic is the cause of most of my procrastination. I figured out…

#PhDorBust Update: April 2012

So I know I started a format with the first update post, but this month has proven to be a bit different, so I’m switching things up. Besides, it’s my blog and I can do what I want to, lol. There is a short, bulleted list of the big deals of the month, but first,…

The One . . . ? Pt. 2 #phdorbust

Click here for Part 1 It’s been 15 years since I started to think that I didn’t want children, but that has admittedly been an off and on consideration – I actually spent a good part of my 20s striving to get married & have children. About the time I turned 30, I decided I’d…

The One . . . ? Pt. 1 #phdorbust

Note: this is partly an angry rant. As angry rants go, there is profanity.. Getting a PhD is hard. Yes, we knew this, but roll with me for a few. Being in this program is THE most difficult stressful experience I’ve ever had in my life (well, I hear being born is traumatizing, but I don’t remember…

You Say Tomato; I Say… Pomodoro #phdorbust #phdchat

so i have problems with staying focused. i fully own this, although i like to ignore it & think i’m big enough to conquer it. enough with the bullshit. last year, i learned about the pomodoro method. it changed my academic life. and then i forgot about it. oh… (  ._.) now, had i kept it…

#confession: i often forget how much of a big deal it is that i’m getting a #phd

It’s true.  I look at it as “no big deal”.  I mean, I’m uber excited, but I don’t see this as some sort of gargantuan, supermega, rare breed sort of thing. And then I remember that it is. While doing research for the DC Youth Count last week, I came across this study from the…

#PhDorBust Amazement

WOW! the universe is definitely conspiring toward my greatness (except in the eyebrow department, but anyways). my new #phd program is absolutely amazing & the faculty is all very excited to work with me. i may not even have to seek out my dissertation committee; they seem to all be coming to me! the diverse…

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