I Need to Finish My Ph.d.

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    The World Just Got Much Bigger

    Okay, maybe I'm jumping the gun a little by saying "I need to finish my PhD."  The truth is I'm finishing my Masters right now.  Five more chapters and I'll be done with the program.  Something strange happened to me over the course of about 200 books...
    joma joma
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2007


    Yeah, that's me when technically I'm halfway through but I realise I haven't got the data to show for it. *facepalm*
    lipbloss lipbloss
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Oct 5, 2010

    Do I Let Go?

    I started my PhD in the beginning of 2006. I literally planted myself in the lab for 3 years and in those years I had achieved my goal: to finish all needed experiments and use the final (4th) year for writing the stuff up. During those years life issues happened to me as well...
    InSpace InSpace
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2011

    Delayed Pragmatism

    After four years of perfectionism and loads of procrastination, I am now about to loose it all. I hope not, but it is easy to just have another slipage. So many things got on my way and so many times I failed them and myself. So many times I was defeated by technology, health...
    MariaBR MariaBR
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2011

    I Had So Much Problems and Lost So Much Time!

    I have just started my third year of my PhD research. I had so many difficulties during the first two years. I started my PhD working on a topic that I didn't choose, I wasn't good in it, it was not interesting, and the worst of this was the director, he was unable to understand...
    mytima mytima
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 27, 2009

    Close To The Death Of A Dream (or Nightmare)

    I have been working on my PhD since 2006 and have managed to get through most of it doing well. My grades were very good, I lived through comps and I survived a Practicum and Internship. However, I have outstanding paper work from both and can’t get my act together to put in...
    PhDihope2B PhDihope2B
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    I'm Just Sick Of It

    I'm in the fourth year of a PhD and I am just totally sick of it. Not in itself, I'm just so ready to move on now, and find out what will come next in my life.
    orangewren orangewren
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    Now, I Have Hope To Finish A New Dissertation Soon

    Guys! I have found this blog today and am happy to share my experiences and hear your experiences. I started my ph.D program in 2000 and almost finished data collection so I applied a job as a full time instructor and worked in a university for six years as a full-time...
    rowanu rowanu
    1 Response Mar 2, 2012
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