Taking another path –
Posted by quirksalight on May 22, 2007
I sent this e-mail today:
To my friends and family –
For a number of reasons, including the fact that I’m really not sure if I want to continue doing biomedical research, I have decided to take a leave of absence from graduate school. Not immediately; I’m finishing my current project and then taking a leave of absence (or sabbatical, if you prefer to call it that). It looks like it’ll take me until mid-October to complete my project, so hopefully I’ll get to see everyone in the NYC area before my departure. For the folks in the DC Metro area and Philly, I’m moving back to Northern VA for a couple months, so I’ll be seeing y’all in the fall. And everyone else – there’s a decent chance that I’ll see you in the near future.
As for the “what now?” question, well, there’s several avenues that I’m exploring at the moment, a handful that will take me out of the US for an extended period of time and other that will keep me here. Basically, I don’t know, and won’t know for a couple of months. But I’m happier in my life with the uncertain future than the idea of continuing in the doctoral program.
I’ll be documenting what going on, with other commentary thrown in here: https://quirksalight.wordpress.com/