Friday, November 19, 2010

2011 and beyond

Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, I'd love more feedback too so if you stop by, let me know.

Secondly, I've decided that I need to branch out a little from the renovating game and share a bit more about my life. At the moment I am on the precipice (nice word, hey) of making a huge decision. Drum roll........
I'm thinking seriously of doing a PhD. This is a massive decision to make and I am giving it a lot of hard consideration. The time is will take is a big consideration, as are the financial implications - both positive and negative.

I have started my draft proposal and have even managed to possibly find a supervisor. Bizarrely, unless you have been a previous student at the uni, finding a supervisor is a largely 'faceless' activity. You search through profiles and find someone who is interested in your preferred area, then you hope they want a student to supervise and finally you actually meet and figure out if you want to spend the next 4 years working with them.  

I have used all my women's intuition to scrutinize profiles and I decided on a person due mainly to her smile. Yep, this is higher education folks. I have a meeting next week and afterwards I'll report back in. And of course if I qualify you'll all have to refer to me as 'Dr Lou.'

4 comments:

brismod said...

Ooh! That is a big step but a very exciting one too. Gosh I wish I had the stamina to do something like that ...sadly, I have the concentration span of a gnat! Looking forward to hearing more. xx

Bayside Rose said...

Wow! A PHD that's huge but good for you and it will get you where you want to go Dr Lou!! Congrats on a big decision.

Keep up your blog, and whilst I do not always comment I like to read what you have been up to.

Have a great weekend.

Pam x

Jenny said...

Good luck Dr Lou, I wish you well! ;-)

ani's house said...

WOW GOOD FOR YOU. What is your area of study?

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