After almost twelve years of post-secondary education, the end is in sight. Grad-school-time is more compressed than real time, and so “the end” isn’t actually for six to eight more months, but that’s close enough to raise my pulse considerably when I think about it. Between now and then, I’ll finish a significant amount of research, write and submit several manuscripts, apply for postdoctoral research positions, drink a lot of tea, write a lot of code, and sleep less than is probably advisable.
But! I’m not alone. There are hundreds of us all over the world, staring at screens until we dream about R code or PCR results, and getting tendonitis in our wrists from typing or operating an auto-pipetter. And we will laugh hysterically at comics that only a subset of people would find funny. Let’s laugh, cry, write, compile, analyze, and triumph together! I’ll be tweeting using the hashtag #PhD2012 in the coming year, and I hope you’ll join me (or, start your own #PhD2013, etc.). If nothing else, we can have fun
procrastinating networking together.
P.S. Did you know I’m a finalist for the 2011 Blogging Scholarship? Check out the blogs and vote here (and, you can vote once every 24 hours).
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