A certain scholar told me that if I am to finish my dissertation, I need to love my subject (and I DO!!) and I also need to find passion in my life beyond my scholarship. He told me that as long as I am progressing with my scholarship, I need not feel guilty about this passion.
So, I am trying to figure out this passion and allow it to bloom.
I’m going to start with what has, lately, been enjoyable and meaningful: cooking, gardening, traveling, lino printing, and writing.