Did you know that Brian May quit his PhD in astrophysics to tour with Queen? In 1969 he was in the advanced thesis writing stage when he gave up the galaxy stars for rock stars.
Of course, playing in a world famous rock band is a reasonable excuse to quit your degree, and I’m sure nobody would have minded at all if he had left it at that. It’s not as if he ended up unemployed or underpaid.
But May decided to pick up where he left off, and is now finishing his thesis! Rock on! That’s not all: he also co-authored a book about astronomy called “Bang! The Complete History of the Universe“.
And what have you done lately?