On writing a PhD (does NOT contain any tips on how to do it)

It’s been a while…again! This time my excuse is a good one, though: PhD. Earlier this year I got this feeling that I really want to wrap it up, defend it, and focus on other matters. With my supervisor I made this deal that I’d finish my PhD in September, but actually I’d like to finish even earlier for two reasons:

  1. I don’t want to spend the whole summer working on my PhD
  2. I don’t want my beard to grow too long.

The last point might sound a bit odd. Well, here’s the deal: I stopped shaving (but not trimming) my beard on 1 January 2013 and I won’t shave it until I defend my PhD. Which, at this pace, might be sometime around late 2013 early 2014. So expect terrifying pictures of my beard AND PhD later on in this blog 🙂

To wrap things up, why did I end up writing a PhD? To put it simply, I get kicks out of research. A lot of kicks. And also I felt that I could make a contribution with my work – quite surprisingly there aren’t that many scholars dealing with visual and/or sensory stuff, but hopefully after my dissertation is out in the public. Yeah, right… 😉

So far the process hasn’t been an easy one, but I feel confident in that I can actually finish this soon. I can imagine the amount of relief once the dissertation is sent to the printing press. But for now, it’s time to get back to work before starting the weekend festivities. I’ll promise to write more about my PhD and reasons for pursuing it soon! 🙂

Have a nice weekend!

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