C3Life Blog: End of the semester and home for the holidaysDecember 29, 2012
I finally finished my work for the semester! I’ve left Florida and am now back in North Dakota for some much needed rested before starting school again in January. This semester ended up being very difficult health-wise, so I’m grateful to have made it through.
For those keeping track, I’m 3 semesters in to my PhD program: and have 3 semesters to go. I’ve been studying health communication, in particular, how people with chronic illness connect with each other using new media.
This semester I took my standard 3 classes, and was a teaching assistant for 2 classes, but also ended up working on my dissertation proposal one semester early. The document ended up being 90+ pages, so it was a ton of work. In addition, I went to a communication convention and worked on several journal articles, and this was all in spite of continuing health problems.