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Damn

Well I've gone and fucked myself. Don't try this at home, it hurts like hell!

By way of explanation, I've been working off and on, on my Master's Thesis for like 6 years now. If I'd elected to stay in school and get it done when I got done with all my classes back in 96, I'd probably be long done by now. But because I bowed to the pressure of paying off bills and wanting to actually eat and be able to put gas in my car, I opted instead to go out and work full time again. Bad move. In the interim, my advisor retired which was cool because he was still helping me out. Now I find out he moved to Schenectady, NY in May even though he was still advising 8 of us on our theses (rhymes with feces). So now, I've had to ask another prof to be my advisor, one I don't even know I might add, and even if he agrees, he may want me to change the direction of my thesis. That would not be a good thing considering how much research I've done already.

The good thing is, the Communication Department Chair who I do know has agreed to be on my committee.And she wants me to do everything I can to finish and defend my thesis in the Spring. That would be fine with me. Anything to get it over with.

The bad part is, I"ll have to file an extension and chase the paperwork all over for a day or two. Then I'll have to agree to pay for 4 credit hours in the Spring since I've not kept up on registering for this Fall.

Always finish when you are in school if you can. It almost never works out this way.

Wander

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inushnu
Oct. 11th, 2002 12:37 pm (UTC)
awww! This is pretty sucky. I will certainly remember this when the road gets hard to hoe for me! But then again... I have quit and gone back for a decade now so.... *shrug*

what is the topic of your feces? *grin*


((sending finishing vibes))
wander
Oct. 11th, 2002 12:43 pm (UTC)
Re:
Here's the title:

The Dinè: Maintaining a mythic culture

The Dine are the Navajo. The thesis deals with the methods they've employed to keep themselves in a traditional culture.

Yeah, I've left and returned many times too. I quit in 83 and didn't start again until 86 on my BA and finished in 89. Then I didn't start my MA until 94. If it were simple as going to classes it would be much easier. Trying to coordinate my schedule with the scedules of three professors so they can give me critiques and sign off on chapters when I live 70 miles from Campus is a little harder. It's OK though, I'll get finished.

Wander
inushnu
Oct. 11th, 2002 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re:
I know you will =)

((smooch))
wander
Oct. 11th, 2002 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re:
I'm enjoying these kisses and hugs all the time. Such inspiration!

Wander

inushnu
Oct. 11th, 2002 02:26 pm (UTC)
wander
Oct. 11th, 2002 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re:
Awwww.So sweet.

ex_dragonfly63
Oct. 11th, 2002 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, that really sucks, to put it bluntly.

I think you still have something so important to pass on, though, so keep at it. You know we'll be rooting for you. :)
wander
Oct. 11th, 2002 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re:
Thanks dear, it's nice to have friends like you.

Wander

ryl
Oct. 11th, 2002 01:24 pm (UTC)
Note to self: do not do this with own masters. I shall learn from this.
wander
Oct. 11th, 2002 01:26 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yep, do it all at once. Always the best policy.

Wander

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