Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pre-defense dissertation complete!

I did it. I wrote my last two chapters in 2 weeks. I analyzed the data and wrote the last one in 8 days. I just sent the whole formatted shebang to my committee, 3 weeks before the defense. More than 200 pages, i to vitae. I cried after I sent it. In fact, I sobbed. I did it.

Turns out I'm exhausted. I've got plenty of half-formed blog entries in my head and I look forward to getting them out over the next few weeks as I resume something like a normal schedule and catching up on all the life things that I've been putting off for weeks and months to finish my dissertation by today.


jaxzwolf said...

Congratulations!!!! :D

Let yourself take a little break, even if you have other things going on. You deserve it! You truly are an inspiration to those of us still in our early graduate student years. Reading about your successes gives me that much more hope that I can maybe do it (submit a dissertation) myself one day. ;)

Alyssa said...

Congrats on submitting!

Karina said...

Thank you both! And jax, you can totally do it. I knew I could do it, too, it was just a question of when!

I'm not doing any work today :-)

African Fieldworker said...

Congrats on getting that submitted

take a little break before you start working on that presentation for the defense, it helps!

sarcozona said...

You are AMAZING.