So I’ve be MIA for the past two weeks or so. That gave you plenty of time to view my “lovely” cream puffs. Ah, those were the days. I finally moved my pictures and my photoshop to the new computer, and I have an extra 10 minutes (not really), so I thought I would check in.
If you were wondering, getting your PhD is a lot of work. It’s been a while since I’ve been in school and it’s a definite shock to the system. I read about 12 readings a week on a variety of topics and have homework ranging from stats problems to papers critiquing the stuff I’ve been reading and class presentations, oh and then there’s the 20 hours a week as a research assistant. Yes, I said stuff, I intend to use absolutely no fancy schmacy shop talk here. There is also a whole campus/social work culture that I’m learning. I’m also learning that I can do this. It takes work and a lot of time, but I guess I’m sort of smart. Oh, granted I just started, but I’ve gotten over my first bought of “they let me in by mistake”, and am actually getting everything done. I have no other life, but the work gets done. Oh and I did the wrong readings today for my national policy class, maybe I’m not so smart…
This is a fall view out my back door. Lots of crickets (good luck, but hard to catch and release when they get inside), grasshoppers and spiders, and I hear the rodent population is planning an attack when the weather gets cooler, but right now it’s good.
And I’m procrastinating. I will shoot for a couple of posts a week, right now I have to get back to crunching numbers for a position piece my faculty partner and I will be using to convince an organization to let us research up their clients. Laissez les bons temps rouler.