If you were to sign into my wordpress account at this moment, you would find one saved draft of a post from two days ago describing our decision to return to Turkey this coming summer…
And now I am deleting it.
It seems my husband has once and for all decided that we should stay here and work our hardest to complete our respective degrees. I am incredibly proud of him. This decision has been a struggle for over a month, with so many repercussions to consider. On Monday afternoon he sent me a message saying that his decision was to leave. I told my advisor and he explained the procedure to withdraw from the program, and how sure I was this statement was the final decision.
I said “I dont even know…” and its a good thing I didn’t do it.
The following day the hubby expressed his hesitance to give up his chance at obtaining his PhD. Around 1.20p, while I was in class, he texted me saying “Let’s do this”…lets stay. I got back to my advisor that day and I could see his smirking as I walked in his office, as if he knew what I was going to say.
Today we met regarding my masters project. Next semester will be hell. I will be taking two classes, TAing the most labor intensive lab, and driving 1hr north of here to an extension research facility on a weekly basis. And it is all a blessing.
Final projects and exams are coming up…and I better recover from the laziness I have enjoyed whgen I thought my grades wouldn’t matter…!! Hayirlisi olsun!