Posted Wednesday, 11 October 2018 14:28:49I’ve written a number of articles recently about how to navigate career paths in graduate study, and a couple of readers have pointed out that I’ve missed a lot of opportunities because I’ve been in graduate school for a while.
It’s true, it’s true.
I’ve been writing for a long time and had a PhD, but I haven’t really spent much time writing professionally, so I’ve never had to do much of anything but write about stuff.
If I’m going to get a PhD then I’ve already got to do a lot.
So it’s been a very busy year.
The first thing I realised is that I’m not really good at this thing called writing.
To be honest, I’ve not really enjoyed the process of writing as much as I would like to.
Myself and a few other people have been doing a lot more research into writing and writing has really been a challenge, and I’m trying to find some way to put my work to work.
That’s one of the reasons I’m so happy with the course I’m in now.
In the meantime, I’m also going to start working with a couple writers and other people who have been writing professionally for a number years and have also published books.
But I’ve also got a few more years to go.
When I first started out in the PhD I knew it would be a lot like my career path, and my main goal was to write a book and be published, but it wasn’t until I started writing more that I realised it was a different thing altogether.
For instance, I was so busy with my dissertation that I missed the time when I was in graduate work to go to conferences and get to know people, which I realised would have been helpful.
What I realised over the last couple of years is that my PhD is much more about writing than it is about writing.
It’s about how do you think about writing, and what you want to say, and how you want your ideas to be read, and then what kind of person you want people to be.
You can’t write what you don’t understand.
And I’m happy to be doing that for a very long time.