People give me strange looks when I say I have homework or when I say I have reading. Their puzzled expression changes when I explain that I’m working to complete my doctorate.
Typically, I am then presented with a question like, "Why would you want to do that?" or "What job will it create for you?" To be blunt:
A) I am doing this for myself and B) I do not know.
All I know is that this terminal degree program has kept me busy, and that I have neglected my posts here. This blog was intended to be a chronicle of my experience as a doctoral learner. And, I need to prioritize a few things such as this blog, my health, and quality time with my dogs.
Since entering the program in late May, the focus on other aspects of my life has been tricky to manage. Yet, I'm still learning. Once I complete the program, I am positive that the job opportunities will present themselves...along with a new set of priorities.
So, I keep doing the work.