PhD mum submitted thesis.


This is my first time on this forum. I submitted my thesis today. I have mixed feelings. Part of me is relieved and part of me misses it and wants to carry on working on it because I feel I could have done so much more. Was just wondering how others have felt. I also feel profound exhaustion and very hungry all the time! I feel a sense of loss.

I just also wanted to say that if I could submit, so can anyone. Marriage, having a baby, a terrible divorce all happened during my PhD. My little one is now 3. Just wanted to mention that in case anyone else is in the same or similar situation. Don't give up. You can do it, just be determined and give it all you have, and you will succeed.

Best wishes to you all.


Well done on submitting and especially on doing it despite the challenges! I had twins during my PhD, moved jobs and am moving at the end of this month - and am submitting next month! I think it is normal to feel ambivalent about actually finishing - I can't wait on one hand but I know I will also miss being a student and researcher.


congratulations on submitting! well done


thank you timefortea and satchi. Goodl luck for next month timefortea!


Many congratulations on submitting.

I am currently writing up in the hope of submitting by this time next year. I am a mother of two (my second is just three weeks old). I am encouraged by your post.

All the best for the future.


Congratulations on submitting and well done. I defended my thesis last year. I also had twins during my PhD, changed five contries because of my husband's job, several time we almost reached to divorce the last one when I was in my country to finish writting and my mother take care of my 7 months twin. Those were very difficult years but I could did it. Mums can do everything

Goood luck


Congratulations! You are a wonderful example that shows us if person wants to do something and achieve something, he will do it!


many congratulations! :) If you can do it, so can the rest of us, you're clearly an inspiration to us all. All the best with your future endeavors

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