|Are you definitely leaving? I know you'd posted a couple of times about considering it.
Yep, I've officially withdrawn. I liked the subject, but there were so many reasons that made me feel like I couldn't do it any longer. I was tired of feeling constantly guilty and stressed, my advisor was a nutcase, the students were pretty competitive and the faculty were downright cutthroat. Plus, in the end... I saw my colleagues trying unsuccessfully to get jobs and it just didn't make sense for me to suffer for little reason. I tried for a graceful exit but it didn't go down very well ... so I'm slinking away and trying to re-group and focus on my priorities.