It hasn’t been a month yet since I got back from Spain. I’m still transcribing and translating interviews. It’s tedious work but I got a bunch of good stuff that I am looking forward to analyzing.
Meanwhile, I’m pondering being a third-year.
When I return to UNC next month, I will be entering my final year of course work. I will spend fall semester writing applications for grants to fund my dissertation research. I will spend spring semester preparing for and taking my comprehensive exams.
Once I’m done with all that, I will be admitted to candidacy or what they call ABD. Stands for All But Dissertation.
All of which reduces to this: I’m getting closer and closer to my goal of earning my Ph.D. by May 2021.