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It's time...

Posted by alexandra_k on June 16, 2013, at 3:18:53

... for me to finish my thesis.
I'll be done by December.
I've made noises like this before...
But the noises now are different.
I can actually see this plan happening.
It is doable.
I could get a Very Good thesis out by then.

Finally my living situation is coming together...
It isn't ideal... But it is a workable space now.
I can come and go as I please and sleep and work as I please.
People would like me to hang out more,
But there is enough of them around to entertain each other,
So things shouldn't escalate too much.

I've learned that most people simply have no idea of what is required in order for one to finish a PhD.
In the old style way, at any rate
(not this new style where supervisors write theses for them in order to herd them through faster)
That it is not the sort of thing you can do while watching tv
or between bits of social conversation.
That quiet means silent
That it isn't 9-5...
Or 8-6...
That it is fairly all pervasive.

I still don't know whether Physio is not for me or whether it is more that Health at that particular University was not for me...
That university was not for me. I went to more graduate seminars etc and learned that... Well... That university was not for me.
Now I'm not based there anymore I've been getting into another one...
Getting into the city more (instead of being stuck out in a bit of a ghetto).
The city is actually quite pretty - I'm starting to see what people see in it.
The University is pretty... The people are... More transparent to me. More like... How I thought people simply were. Thoughtful. Reflective. Quieter. I don't know. Feeling a bit more at home.

I can try and get some grading work... Try and get into hall of residence for the future...

Can apply for medicine. Thought that was out but they have been changing the criteria... There is a social science pathway in now (no math or physics or bio-chemistry). So... That is me. Come March. Me and one thousand five hundred or so mostly first years battling it out for one of the hundred and something 2nd year places in medicine for 2015...

Game on :-)

And for the interview: My thesis must be done.

And as for these...

whos good at these?





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