Sunday, April 20, 2008

On the verge

I'm so close to being ABD. This time tomorrow, comps will all be over. After that, all that's left is the dissertation. Sure, there are a lot of steps within that (mastering German, finding funding, putting together a historiography before I go away for the summer, lots of reading, traveling to Germany, writing forever), but I'll finally be doing what I want to be doing. No more of this insane pace that I had to set with coursework and comps. (Don't remind me of the different pace and the constant guilt that is thesis-writing. I remember. Just let me have my moment.)

This time tomorrow, I'll be able to let go for a while. I'll be able to take back this pile of books. I'll go get a massage and get the comps worked out of my back. I'll clean and I'll bake. Oh, how I'll bake.

And this summer it won't have to be a working vacation while I'm in Saskatchewan. At Camp, I won't have to hide during the afternoons so that I can get reading done. I can actually be where I am.

I just have to get through the oral exam.


Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Good luck! -- not that you need it :).

Limon de Campo said...

Since I already know that you will easily pass, I'm extending my congratulations. You rock.

Kate said...

It'll all be over soon, and you'll be...

Gimme an A!
Gimme a B!
Gimme a D!

Wooooooooo! I'm be waving my pom-poms for you, since you're probably in the exam RIGHT NOW!!!