Remember at the end of your PhD – after the viva is done, after the corrections are finished, when you can breathe – take a moment to pause.
Whatever you do afterwards – whether you’re returning to a role you’ve had before, continuing with research in some form, going on to some new challenge – take time to unpack what you’ve got from your PhD.
Whatever comes next, you can meet that challenge in a new way.
Whatever comes next, you have talent that you didn’t have before.
Whatever comes next, you can draw on your experience, your grit and your commitment to getting something big done.
Your PhD is a big deal. Now go do the next big deal.