What if I had it to do again? Would I change anything or not?
No, the king is not responding to another rejected journal article submission or to a reminder about his impending student loan payment. He is not unfurling the scroll version of the Chronicle of Higher Education decrying the lack of jobs for PhDs in the Humanities in the 8th century B.C.E.
Earlier today, I wrote a letter to my major professor from my Ph.D. program thanking him for all the time and work he put into training me. I told him that any accomplishment that I or my students might achieve could be accredited to him because of his dedication to excellence. Knowing him, this statement might mean as much to him as his winning of the Nobel Peace prize in 2007.
Last week, I offered the first part of a list of hands on ways to love your family and friends in grad school. Here’s the rest of the list.
So let’s take a step back and see where we are on the map. We’ve spent a lot of time on acknowledging our tendency to idolize grad school, and, why we do that. What are some practical ways to focus on God and care for others?