December 9 – Party
Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.
(Author: Shauna Reid)
I've had several fun parties according to the trusted recipe: fun friends, good music, great atmosphere and some Belgian beers (or ice tea, when I'm designated driver... I take my responsibility very serious then).
Other than that, I need to write that 2010 was the year in which I discovered that doing a PhD is a big party - if you want it to be like that .
You can be negative, and complain about your slow progress, lack of supervision, workload, difficulties in prioritizing and the like. I'm not telling you that you can't complain about those, every now and then you should complain and you definitely should remain realistic about your goals.
But there's so much more positive and fun things about it!
Think of this: in which job could you dig into a topic of your interest for such a long time? Where can you come and go and decide on your schedule and tasks as much as when doing a PhD? Where do you get the opportunity to travel and meet amazingly interesting people?
You see, doing a PhD is like a party for your brain. :)