always a miracle when you believe that you can do it. Yes, I submitted
my 10 copies for viva within two years. It seems unbelievable especially
when I was a part timer in my first 11 months. Within this period, I
slept almost 3 hours only per day and woke up at 3am to read articles
for almost 3 hours daily. This is the only time that I have to pursue my
PhD with the agreement to my family and children that they should be
prioritized over my PhD.
However, this is definitely not good for mental health. Therefore, I
decided to take non-paid leave to continue my studies. No choice,
because I fail to get scholarship from KPM, not even call for interview
too. Subsequently, i convert to be a full time student at my 12th months
till to date. As such, I told myself that I must success! 2 years is
my target. Programming my mind that there is no time to frustrated, cry
or demotivated etc even though I encountered it. The only thing that in
my mind is look for alternatives in order to solve the problem asap.
Setting up the time frame for each stage of research process (proposal defense, data collection, previva, viva etc) and it must be achieved!
Even waiting for viva, I still wake up earlier to read articles and
write paper. Actually, I did enjoy this kind of life.
doubt, to produce a sound and justifiable thesis is not an easy task.
There are uncountable difficulties and obstacles that have to be
overcome throughout the whole research process. Therefore, writing a
thesis needs a great deal of knowledge, skill, persistence, time
management, commitment, and ingenuity. Really think and behave like a
PhD scholar. Moreover, having a committed and knowledgeable supervisor;
critical peers who always challenge and question me about the content of
the thesis from a variety of aspects; and knowledge networking from the
same and different field are always be the advantages.
Completing the PhD thesis serves as a starting point for me to deepen my
knowledge in doing research. Hope I can contribute my limited knowledge
to this academic group from time to time.
Above is just my
personal experience in pursuing the journey. Of course, different
people have different way to achieve his or her target. Hopes this is
only a personal experience sharing and serve no more than that. Thanks
again and all the best! Enjoy your life with PhD studies because it is
so precious to us.