Today I let my supervisor know that I would be resigning in the fall (technically just not accepting the teaching contract). This was not an easy decision even though it makes a lot of sense in terms of finishing the dissertation. My degree includes the word "education" so to not teach for the first time in 10 years is just... weird. But good. I'm excited.
I'll still be teaching this summer but as of fall, I'm a full time "dissertator" (such an odd word). I'll work on it more later as the time comes but for now, I plan on essentially following the same schedule as Austin so I'll be working at least eight hours a day. It won't be eight hours of intensive writing but I'll be on track to do any reading, research design, and writing as I can.
So this is the latest update in this journey. I'm very fortunate to even be in the position to make this kind of decision.