Being asked to do revisions on a doctoral dissertation is standard pretty much everywhere ... except Norway. So being asked to do revisions in a system where revisions are not as common quite honestly sucks, especially as a foreigner in an institution and place that I have struggled very hard and somewhat unsuccessfully to find belonging.
An unexpected 6+ month delay means that it will likely be over one year between submitting and possibly defending my PhD. I love the Norwegian doctoral system and I honestly wouldn't want to have done it anywhere esle but uffffffff! I took some major risks with my PhD, particularly with my methods. I still think it was worth it ... but it doesn't come without sacrifice. Loneliness, isolation, alienation, doubt, personal and inter-personal turmoil ... and more concrete sacrifices as well. I will soon have to give up my little apartment that I sort of almost love and that took me 4 years to make a little home of.
I am slowly starting to see blue skies again though and am enjoying the revisions. Making lemonade out of lemons, etc. I might just get myself a yellow dress and a baseball bat though and celebrate re-submittting Beyoncé style ... - 6 hours ago