A funny thing happened on the way to my PhD

The Statons have been back in the US for almost five months. When we came back from Scotland we were aware that Julian had lived longer in Scotland than he had in the States! He's almost evened out his time now, much to the joy of his grandparents.

For those of you who might not have noticed, I'm not going back to my PhD program this year. I've alluded to my reasons elsewhere, and it's too much to go into detail here, but I can safely say that we're home for a while. I am technically on a one year leave of absence and I can extend it for another year if necessary. Then I have the option of continuing the program on an external registration basis, meaning that I can live here and go to Edinburgh just a couple of times a year. For now I am just postponing that decision. I am taking a full year completely away from the PhD and we'll just see what happens.

Of course, me being me, I'm still trying to read and write. However, the commodity of quiet time is much more difficult to procure these days. ;) Who knows, my topic might just completely morph and cause a whole new direction anyway...

1 comment:

  1. Hope the remainder of the year away from your PhD work is a blessing to you and your family.

    You Staton's are awesome!