Hi, I’m Georgia. I’ve been working on my doctorate since 2006. In that time I have also had two children. I’m starting work again after the maternity leave for my second daughter. I have about eight months before I have to apply for an extension and I would very much like to be either done or very close to done with my thesis by then. At that time I also plan to look for work outside of academic life.
I am at the point where I really just have to write my thesis. I have some bits and pieces but I would estimate that I don’t have any more than around 15% of the first draft complete. My eldest daughter is in preschool three days a week. My youngest is at home pretty much full-time. This thesis will be written during naptimes, after bedtimes, before wake-up times, and whenever I can carve out a bit of time, times. I can do this.