September 16, 2008 § Leave a comment
This is it, the final countdown. My dissertation is due in 10 days. In those 10 days, I have to finish writing it, edit it, format it, print it, and ship it back to England. That’s doable, right? Heh… yeah, I’ll be alright. I just need to rock in the corner for a minute.
But seriously, I’m not in horrible shape. I’ve got most of it written. The only bit left is that pesky conclusion where I have to sound, like, profound. Or something. I have to acknowledge that my approach has been “unique,” and in doing so, justify myself.
“Hi, my name is Leah and I dedicated the last six months of my life to something that may appear completely irrelevant, but actually isn’t. Though reading all 65 pages might seem like a complete waste of your time, this project is actually quite relevant to, um, scholarship.” [?????]
I suppose it could be worse though. I still seem to be finding the time to go to the gym. (I lost 4 lbs!) I even saw a movie (Hamlet 2- cute) and went out to karaoke night at the local WWII Club (aka the Deuce). Yes, the WWII Club – all the cool kids are doing it.
As terrified as I am of not finishing on time, I think I will miss it once it’s over. Once this is done, I will cease to be a student for the first time in my life. And instead I’ll be… unemployed? And uninsured, for that matter. Just as this disseration experience has been both tedious and nervewracking, I am both craving and dreading the school-free months to come.