Sunday, March 17, 2013


Well, I logged on to my blog today for the first time in over 2 years.  Wow.  What is ironic is that the post before last was titled "Post Ph.D."  I am now post Ph.D.  I didn't earn my Ph.D.  It beat me.  I quit.  I'm not bitter (read sarcastically, please).  I failed my General Exams.  I had a 4.0 GPA, but suddenly my work wasn't good enough. It was this time last year that I was receiving this news.  I was devastated.   I had given these people blood, sweat, tears, and three years of my life. I could go on and on.

So, what have I done with my year of freedom?  Discovered Big Bang Theory.  And True Blood.  And Game of Thrones.  And Dexter.  And the Walking Dead.  Played Settlers of Catan.  And Ticket to Ride. And Zombie Flux.  I've re-discovered crochet and knitting.  I've made a couple of quilts.  I've painted lots of pictures.  I am teaching children with moderate intellectual disabilities now.  I love them.  They keep me on my toes.  I had surgery.  I've lost ten pounds.

So, what have you guys been up to?


AlwaysJoy said...

Welcome back - teaching the disabled is what my mom did too! She said it was the best job on earth

M said...

WoW! I started my masters once...and after the first paper I said- No thanks, I will not spend my next 18 months working myself silly and not enjoying myself. I am too old for this!

Good for you- enjoy yourself...and 3 years...WoW!

Glad you're back.

Michelle said...

Thanks, Joy and M!

Michelle said...

Welcome back to blogging! sorry things didn't work out the way you wanted them too, but sounds like you are enjoying life!