I’ve been furiously writing my dissertation. Day in and day out, writing, writing, writing. And when I’m not writing, I’m contending with panel building, submitting various paperwork, tracking down articles, editing, revising, going to work when I come up for breath.
But I do want to note that I just submitted my final chapter to my advisor tonight. And while I still have the intro and conclusion to write, this accomplishment feels pretty damn momentous.
I also want to note that I have a million blog ideas scribbled in margins, on articles, and on various junk mail that’s littering my desk, and once this project is defended and submitted, I intend to launch a new academic/professional website where I’ll deal with those–primarily regarding the dissertation process and its secrets–while also keeping this blog open for creative explorations, organizational advice (some new things coming on that, too), and personal growth.
I’m pumped. I’m feeling confident. My advisor told me I should be delighted with the way everything is coming together, and I did some karate chops.
Defense TBD, but definitely in the second half of January.