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I Need to Finish My Ph.d.

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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 26-30 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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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

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    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

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    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 41-45 1 Response Mar 2, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Arghh...

    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

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    Well, we came this far, but i want to keep going, i want more, i always do, you can go on about how horrible i am for always wanting, but i know theres more than this. Is this the...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I need luck. People, please, I implore you, wish me luck! 1) To do great on my midterm. 2) To finish my essay. 3) To.... Well, this'll be a secret for now XD
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I am about to finish my A.S. and started to realize that I have no desire to continue on to gain my B.A.S. I could honestly care less about Telecommunications. Only reason I have...
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    Hey guys. So I am supposed to be getting married in two years. I know that is still a while away but in this time I have a lot of other stuff happening also such as other weddings...
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    Don't get me wrong I have nothing against Transgenders but I have noticed this. I just finished watching a video of a short documentary of a transgender couple on YouTube and this...
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    On my bed, just finished a Night turn... A few days ago i was on a riot, There were a lot of riots that day... And a riot cop died. I Feel a lot of rage against them, for what...
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    I have to choose between 2 programs in college. I already did a year in one of them. However, i want to improve my grades without having to study day and night. So, I want to...
    99prob 99prob 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    My boyfriend of 8 months is in the Navy and I've supported him with this lifestyle since day one. We're both from Chicago, IL and for the past few months he's been stationed in our...
    cami014 cami014 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I want to be forced into the barber shop and tied down into the chair. I want a cape to be tied tightly around my neck while I'm told to look straight ahead and keep my mouth shut...
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    I've had 3 major projects due in school this past week (major as in 15% of my average in each class), and I haven't been sleeping more than 6 hours a night. But last night was...
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    Ive just finished 8 exams with a total of 494 questions in two consecutive days .. Yea im beat But i just cant remove from my head that i wanted to hav a kid with green or blue...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    No lie I can't wait to finish school and in a way away from my parents. I know I love them and everything, and they want the best for me but I feel like they control my life...
    TheStapes32 TheStapes32 16-17, M Mar 25

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    After all the bullshit iv been through I am still in school. I will finish. I just want to perform for a living and see the world damit
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Nice guys do finish last. I'm sorry but nice guys are too sensitive. I like cracking jokes and when I do it hurts your feelings. Sometimes I'm sarcastic and ya guys take it to the...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Just chilling out and relaxing, then whoops, nothing left in the bottle, must have been more than the standard issue number of holes in it, I couldnt possibly have finished it that...
    csouls csouls 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I need you to be there when I get home. I need your soft kiss as I walk through the door. I need your comfort your loving care. I need your arms wrapped around my hard firm...
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    So I said to you "What if I said I move out and file soon?" And your reply was "the current sign is for me to date others". I said I agreed and I mentally do and I said the...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M Mar 19

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    I'm shattering in slow motion and the last piece is about to break off. I sleep in all day. I cry at night. I fume internally until I can't take it anymore and explode. I have a...
    Tantalustay Tantalustay 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Without your need my want goes wasted. I want your mind, your thoughts, your body. I want you to need that. The more you need me the stronger my want for you. Ride my lightning...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am going through a hard time right now and it seems like my support network is crumbling around me. My friends that I can hangout with are drifting and my online friends seem to...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    As much as I've felt alone for so long... It's probably what I need. I need to get away from the same routine, from the same faces. I need to depend on myself this time. I need to...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I need you by my side. I need to hear your relaxing voice. I need to see your gorgeous smile on your breath taking lips. I need to see your beautiful eyes. I need you in my life...
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