PhD or Not —–That has been the looming question for me over the last six months. I have continued writing and trying to keep my head around the literature review, research design and working with my chair. But, do I really need to have a PhD any more? I am retired and working in my studio and loving every minute that I am there creating. I’m 57 years old and I don’t think that I will ever go back to higher education.
I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this topic. It has been interesting as my college friends say – ABSOLUTELY FINISH and my other friends say DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
What do I do………..
Christmas time is always the busiest time of the year in my studio. With each ornament or gift made I always try to imagine the receiver’s smile to the giver. This year the most popular ornaments are the ones for our college students. We have made ornaments for Stanford, Sanford, Radford, and James Madison just to name a couple. Coming from higher education I love checking out each college website.
Something new for me to make this year are the reading pillows. A lot of little girls are getting personalized ones this year – from Michigan to California. After the holidays I will have a post outlining a pattern for the pillows. They can be personalized either with embroidery or vinyl.
Now…..to tell you what else is going on in the studio…….writing on my dissertation……How many of you have completed a PhD? I’m on my 7th year of this venture and feel like it has to get done in 2018 or never. I am three years behind my scheduled finish of 2015. Life, family and work got in the way before. But I am almost ready to present my proposal and move on to the research.
Any advice from all those wise that are reading this?