Last week, I submitted my manuscript (fortunately, I was not doin' it wrong and received compliements from coauthors regarding how well it was written), officially received permission to start writing my dissertation, set my defense date, and discussed possible postdoc labs with my boss.
This week, I hide in an undisclosed location far away from the many, many distractions in lab and hunker down and write. A completed draft of my dissertation is due on Thursday.
After 6 years and 8 months, there is finally, finally, a light at the end of the tunnel. My escape plan is in motion.