RQ Series: Going and Coming Back
Every doctoral student will
disagree with me, that there is time to hide go, and there is time to come back. I have been in one of those zones the past few months. That could mean several things:-
That a doctoral student goes into that cave where everyone needs to be when writing:-
That a doctoral student has actually switched gears, and prefers not to talk about their life anymore- it becomes that everyday thing you got to do- and you forget that there was an RQ series to share!
That a doctoral students takes time off to go networking!
I guess this is where I fall- in part of 1 and in 4. I was spotted somewhere, not blogging, but instead networking and focusing on other priorities besides the doctoral research.
But most importantly, they all add up to my career profile- which is moving on steadily. I am yet to take a holiday- but it seems I will look for a cave before I can confidently sign-up for a holiday.
- That a doctoral student takes time off from their research:-
- Because they need to focus on external things pertaining to their career or social life- which at that stage of their life are much more important (than analyzing data or writing papers)
- Because they are between a rock and a hard place, and fear sharing with the rest of the world
- They are on holiday- which is rare!
- And they may actually spend the time writing, and the outcome of this hiding will be some conference papers or published articles
- Or they may come back completely having lost it
- Perhaps, they might also be stuck with data analysis, or the conceptual framework, which can be a headache!
|At the World Parks Congress, 2014 with CEC colleagues|