OK, if you love me people, you’ll stop inviting me to your universities to do PHds.
I can’t afford it.
I don’t have the idea I need – sadly “ooh, I’d love to play around reading about online stuff for three years” doesn’t quite cut it as a PHd topic.
And most importantly I was in therapy by the end of the MSc. Literally. I’m not sure I’d be alive at the end of the PHd!
This doesn’t mean I don’t want to DO a PHd. As I’ve told Neko a lot lately, I’m very, very jealous of you people who can just do research as your 9-t0-5. I’d love to do a PHd. I just don’t think a PHd would love me.
So yes. Stop taunting me with your shiny new departments and old professors who’d like to work with me again. Stop it I tell you!
Or, if you insist on keeping on doing it, at least tell me that there’s oodles of funding and propose a topic for me 😛