August 26, 2010

The Ultimatum

Well, I knew it was coming.

I met with my dissertation advisor yesterday and he basically told me I had 6 weeks to get my dissertation proposal done or he was dropping me. Most people dont understand what a dissertation proposal (or anything to do with a dissertation) consists of and I'm not going to go through that much trouble to explain the details ... but I've been working on it for about 2 years now. Sure, I've been distracted and balancing a lot on my plate. Yes, I could have had it completed long ago with focus and determination. But 6 weeks is a pretty short deadline. And I get it. I really do. He is tired of me making excuses and drawing out the process, and with another baby on the way I dont look like a very good investment for his time.

I'll just add "dissertation proposal" to my list of things to do over the next 6 weeks. It's not like I've got anything else going on ;)


Jess said...

While I don't have a PhD, I know many who do, and I understand from their expreiences how difficult and exhausting the entire dissertation process is.

Hope you can get the proposal done int he next 6 weeks! Good luck!

Kristin said...

Good luck, hope it all goes well for you! Love the cartoon!

Andrew Opala said...

wikipedia dude, then cut and paste from ProQuest ... works every time!

Jamie said...

Good luck! I can only imagine how difficult the whole process is.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh boy good luck!!