January 16, 2013 | by Nick Snead
I’m sure each of us has a different sentiment about this question and relies on a variety of different things to answer it. (E.g., is one’s Ph.D. still stimulating and progressing and does it seem to be leading in the direction we want to go in? Is one very close with one’s family? Are any deadlines looming?)
For me, I enjoy my lab very much, and I am entrenched in science for a majority of my waking hours. Therefore it is actually quite difficult when I head home for the holidays and talk to friends and family, having to make small talk about non-science things. I chuckled when I read this article, as this sort of thing happens to me too.
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