I’m wearing pretty nail paint just to prevent myself from biting my nails.
Search for an Opening Line January 13, 2010
I have a lot of ideas. Unfortunately, none are entirely suitable…
I always wonder why it’s called research when what we’re really trying to do is discover something new. Perhaps it’s called research because we can never find what we’re looking for the first time. Once we tweak the data, we find what we hoped to find. Therefore, research always works. Searching rarely does.
I am motivated to do research because I always misplace things and I’m re-searching for them.
I’m hoping that a PhD can help me postpone real life for a while…
I want to learn. I want to teach. And I want to make money doing them.
I believe I’m ready to pursue a PhD because I’ve already started to work on my procrastination skills.
The PhD Dream January 7, 2010
I’ve spent the better part of the last two months trying to write a Statement of Purpose for my PhD applications. I’m smart enough, I have a great GMAT score, a decent list of accomplishments, the support of several professors from grad school and the ability to finish anything I start in earnest. Yet, I find myself lost.
Why is it that it’s so easy to talk about the most mundane things on my blog but so difficult to describe the best things about me in an essay that will shape my career?