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So, after some fairly frantic work on Friday and Saturday, and some help from J with formatting issues, the full, formatted, almost-final copy is with SupervisorFace. He'll have a few changes to suggest, no doubt, but hopefully not more than changing a sentence or paragraph here and there. (Secretly, I can't help feeling that he's going to say something along the lines of, "oh, now I realise you have to rewrite this chapter...") So, I guess it's almost done?

I feel a bit flat about the whole thing. I guess the anti-climax is predictable.

I'm going to take the rest of this week to gather myself, and to finish making the changes and submit it. Probably around the end of this week I will totally be up for seeing some people? Yesterday I vacuumed, and tidied up the house and backyard a bit. I did some Greek homework, and read a book, and didn't eat lunch while working. It feels ridiculously decadent and wonderful to have some time to myself that isn't packed full of things that need to be done Right Now.

I'm really excited about going to libraries, and reading fiction or books about things I'm curious about. I'm so excited about taking some time to just be *curious* about things, without constantly thinking about whether what I'm reading fits into my thesis somehow. I'm excited about doing all the things that I used to do when I had time: going to libraries and art galleries and museums, wandering around the place a little, reading, cooking for friends, making stuff.

It's not going to last. I'm going to start applying for jobs this week, although I'm not sure how long it will take me to find something. We'll see, I guess?


Nov. 12th, 2009 02:35 pm
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I'm trying to get my thesis done by next Tuesday at the latest, or at least have the full, edits-made draft to SupervisorFace by then. The edits that I have left to do are all fairly minor, although it's still taking a lot of energy to get through them. It feels strange, the way it's gone from spending years as a pile of jumbled thoughts to, over the last few months, something more like an actual book.

I'm hoping that after this week, I will be a saner person, and a better friend. I'm hoping I'll have the time to do so many of things I've been putting off. I'm not sure that will actually be the case: I'll still be teaching at least a few hours a week, and will probably be getting on with book proposals and job applications reasonably soon.

I'm too tired to be excited, just now, but I'm really looking forward to submitting.


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