About to enter final year of course work on PhD
Then a year of internship and comps
and a year of dissertation
Do I like it? Yes and No. I like the intellectual aspects, but I don't have an assistantship
so it is hard financially, and it is like being a second class citizen in some ways in this department. You are basically not one of the gang.
That being said, other things are going well... Got a girlfriend, who I've been seeing for just about a year, and I am relatively happy in non academic matters... So I have a lot to be grateful for, but my family is all back West, and I can't afford or don't have the time to go back and see them... yet right now I am only working part time, thanks to student loans and a massively debt inducing credit card, but I figure, it is only for a few more years.
Eventually, I will find my academic home... the place that values what I have to offer.
I am thinking about making a trip up to Madison for Nats, but I may be too busy.
Plus I got a ticket to go see Weird Al at the Illinois State Fair on the 9th. Weird Al trumps slam.