This paper is an autoethnographical account of my PhD candidature. It shows how the work affected my development as a researcher and also as a person. As I near the end I realise that the process of doing a PhD has changed me beyond recognition. I am no longer the naive undergraduate student of the recent past. I have developed beyond that. I discuss some of the important influences on me during my candidature and how they changed me and my way of thinking about myself and my work.
PhD Candidature, PhD Students, PhD Student Development, Autoethnography, Metaphors
This research was supported in part by a grant from the Sam Houston State University, College of Education Enrichment Fund.
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Pitcher, R. (2014). My Story: An Authoethnographical Account of Being a PhD Candidate. The Qualitative Report, 19(35), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2014.1019