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The Beginning of the End: Two Weeks to Go

It is now officially two weeks until I return to Uni. While I am glad that I will finally have something to do with my time instead of watching  299 more words


Aaaand it's done!

As you can see from the (horribly dark) photo, I finished my dissertation! That’s it, completely finished.  It’s handed in.

And yet I can’t help but feel not quite right about it.   302 more words


The D Word: Getting a Head Start on My Dissertation

With around four weeks left before I start my fourth and final year of university, the ever looming terror of my dissertation is starting to get to me. 397 more words


Dissertation haiku, IX

Research proposal

finished and submitted,

two concepts need work.


Status: ABD (all but dissertation)

You get there by realizing you are already there. -Eckhart Tolle

Two years ago I sat sobbing in my boyfriend’s car.  Earlier that day, the PhD program I’d applied to called me to schedule an interview.

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Status: Steadfast 

The hardest thing about meeting any challenging goal is the day to day drudgery. Showing up at my desk, each day, unwavering. Sometimes I’m distracted and write total crap. 53 more words


Sunday afternoon writing session, a prelude

Bill, liquor store clerk: “What can I help you find?”

Me: “I’m looking for a beer for writing.”

Bill: “What are you writing?”

Me: “A dissertation.” 16 more words