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post #21 of 23
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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Yep, I've officially withdrawn.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.
post #22 of 23
I'm in my last year of a sociology PhD program. It sounds like you're leaning away from doing a PhD, but if you have any lingering doubts, PM me and I'm happy to talk about the whole process.
post #23 of 23
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Another update!
I tried to make myself turn away from sociology, but in the end I couldn't give it up. I am going to pursue it. If it means moving, I will wait two years for my hubby to finish his school and then we will go. If I can get in to UW, I will commute and start next year,
My boys are on board with it too!
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