I’m way overdue for an update!
It’s been nearly a year since I wrote about returning to grad school. So what’s happened? Well, I didn’t finish my dissertation. It felt nice to work on my research project again, but after a few months, I fell into the same depressive slump. I don’t want to go into it here, but it should suffice to say that, for me, the various burdens of academic life far outweigh its advantages. Though it would have been wonderful to get the psychological closure of finishing my degree before moving on to other things, that just hasn’t been possible. So “ABD” I will have to be….
There have been a lot of other changes in my life as well. I’ve moved to West Philadelphia, one of the most remarkable places I have ever lived. I am also writing code again to earn a living. It is a full-time position, and so far, it’s pretty great. Life is good, for now, anyway.
Working on software again has been sparking a lot of thoughts I haven’t had the time or energy to blog about, but hopefully that will change.