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Vacation?

A particularly insightful friend of mine, a Ph.D. student in the Economics Department, posted this picture on her facebook recently, and it did a pretty good job of describing my feelings on my own break from grad school. I definitely experienced the “realize there’s more to life than work” phase, and sure enough, this quickly led to an “existential crisis.” I asked myself: “what am I doing in academia?” “Is this really how I want to spend the rest of my life?” Continue reading

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