I am flying home to stay with my family.
Naturally, it coincides with a conference (that’s the life of an academic). I have decided to stay with my family from the end of the conference (late- November) until after Christmas. It was kind of annoying the way the dates worked out but I figured that I couldn’t pass off the opportunity to go home, and I will have lots of writing up to be doing, so being away from the lab shouldn’t affect my progress.
When I tell people I am going home for two months, in short: they don’t make me feel great about myself.
“Haha, alright for some!”
“How do you get away with it?”
“I didn’t take a holiday for 4 years when I was doing my PhD!”
They make me feel guilty. Which is ridiculous…I will still be working for the majority of time when I…
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