It feels like a lifetime since I’ve written a post here. Getting a PhD takes up a lot of my free time. Who could have guessed embarking on a journey to achieve academia’s highest honor would be so time consuming? But in all seriousness, I am actually having a wonderful time. I can’t imagine why I didn’t start this earlier.
I think the most rewarding aspect here has been teaching. I’m finally doing what I was meant to do. It is not an easy task. Education naturally has a lot of hurdles to overcome. But the rewards when things work right are indescribable.
As far as the courses I have been taking went, I think I have developed a strong foundation on where I want my research to progress. I already have some idea on specifics. It has been advised that I select a particular time period to focus on, the idea being that I will be more employable with a specialization in a specific era. I am leaning toward Middle English Literature. I already have some background in Chaucer and Malory, which will help with my research.
Keep checking back for updates my PhD progress.