Many graduates, yes, even those of us with “terminal degrees”, find ourselves at the end of our academic journey, wondering what was it all for? What do I do now? I should be reading a book, writing a paper, or conducting research; something… As we catch our breath, and slowly get weaned from our academic routines, we often find ourselves left with a void in our schedules. Some take a hiatus; a break from the rigorous workload that had consumed so much of our time.
“Publish or perish”, seems to be the by-word for a Ph.D. (Post-hiatus-Direction). As such, I started this blog [2bFree4Life] in January 2012, and amassed 23 postings over a 12-month period, followed by a three month dry spell. I have joined several groups on LinkedIn, and even started three articles (currently dormant).
Perhaps entering the world of Academe? That is a viable direction for one with a terminal degree; right? What if you, like me (Associate Professor), are already imparting of your knowledge in the academic realms? I guess I am asking (musing), how does one stay engaged?
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