That’s right, it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve submitted my PhD thesis and I apologise for my absence. It’s been a rather confusing experience, I have to say. First of all there was this general feeling of relieve - “It’s officially and literally out of my hands.” But then there was also doubt - “Is what I have submitted actually enough to earn me a PhD?” All of which resulted in a general anti-climactic feeling of… Something I have no name for.
So these past 2 1/2 weeks I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my new found temporary freedom. Just reading books for the sake of reading (I finished the entire Hunger Games Trilogy in less than a week and am currently reading “A Game of Thrones”), going to the gym and best of all: having a social life again! At the same time, there is actually quite a lot of stuff that I need to do and want to do, but somehow I’m just not getting around to it - which makes me seriously wonder: How did I ever finish this bloody PhD thesis?
I mean, there are so many things I want to read in preparation for my viva, I want to finish revising a paper which I want to submit for publication, write another paper for publication, and begin researching some stuff on the Pilbara region in Western Australia as I might be working there later this year. So, I’m not getting bored anytime soon ;-)
Speaking of things I have to do, I’m starting teaching again tomorrow and I really need to crack on with prepping…
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