If you’ve read any of my PhD Woes posts you’ll know that some days are harder than others for me here in PhD-Land. Sometimes I know I have it good. Sometimes I HATE this purgatory of academia and I wonder if I will ever finish. And if I do, will I produce something that was worth the tons of money all of those funding agencies threw at me?!?
I stumbled recently upon this blog: The Thesis Whisperer. Holy goodness gracious, they read my mind. Each post I come upon is like a thought I’ve had recently (or sometime during my thesis). It’s like a whole group of friends telling me – you’re not alone. We’re right there with you. You’re not crazy, you’re not worthless, we totally UNDERSTAND.
I read a lot of these and get some comfort. Sometimes the comfort doesn’t come, sometimes I continue feeling crappy. Despite my good friend mind-readers whispering their wisdom in my ear. But again, it’s always a good feeling to know you’re not alone. Right?
I wish I could stay positive. As I’ve said before, only 1 year left … it’ll fly by. I wish I could focus. Instead I continue to read blogs 😉
Recently read helpful articles which address some feelings I have been having: