Dissertating (in the wild)
Well, I’m almost done with my dissertation, which means I’m almost done with my Ph. D. And when I say done, I mean it in both the senses of “finished” and “sick of”. I have a nearly complete document AND a defense date. Now all I have to do is put the most important skill I learned in grad school to good use: finding and filling out paperwork. Anyone can write a 100+ page dissertation filled with original thoughts, but only the best and brightest can jump through all of the bureaucratic hoops to actually complete the degree.
Anyway, I really enjoyed my dissertation topic, which, I hear, is not something that everyone experiences. I’ll eventually come back to the topic (statistical disclosure limitation), but I really just need some time away from it. I’ll get my wish as I’ll be starting a post-doc this summer researching statistical genetics, which I am probably a little over excited to start.