Pretty Hard, Dammit:
A (Somewhat) Daily Account of One ABD’s Epic Struggle to Complete Her Dissertation
I started this blog to chronicle my progress as I wrote my dissertation. We dissertators tend to be secretive, paranoid, and reluctant to share what we’re going through with others. So I began blogging here to open up my writing and thinking process and to share some accountability for what I manage to do (and not do) as I Struggle Toward Ending this pretty hard thing, dammit, With Grace And Dignity. (Aha! Stewgad!)
Meanwhile, I got a job, a baby, and an occasionally grouchy husband. (Not in that order, by the way.) So I began writing about them too as they “help” me plug away at the dissertation. These days I blog about raising said baby (The Gadlet), teaching full-time, maintaining a marriage with aforementioned grouchy husband (Spousal Unit), and my somewhat feeble attempts to stay sane, rested (ha!), and happy.
So far, I think there’s been a lot of struggle, a little bit of grace, precious little dignity, and a rapidly approaching ending.
Stay tuned for further updates.