Sunday, February 19, 2012

Beginning of the End?

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.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats! I recently got the 12-months-to-get-your-crap-together-and-write talk from my PI. I've been doing the biochemistry PhD for about 4 years with a long-distance relationship (also in Philly). I've definitely found some solidarity in reading your blog. Good to know there's other disguntled Julies out there. Happy Writing!

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  2. YAY!! Congratulations! The end is near!

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  3. YAY!! So happy to read this! Good luck with your writing adventures!

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  4. That is so exciting! Good luck with everything - you can do it! :)

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  5. yey! The light in the end of the tunnel = awesome feeling! Good luck and remember, don't over work it; it's the first complete draft... the end is nigh :)

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  6. Fantastic news! Congratulations!

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  7. YIPPEE! This is awesome news... I am so so excited for you.

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