For several weeks now, since completing and defending my dissertation, I have wanted to write about the process and share some words of wisdom for my friends and colleagues who are still in process. The mere quest to do so has been exhausting. I can barely put pen to paper, let alone fingers to keyboard.
Several tasks have kept my brain occupied for the last month, an on-campus conference, the departure of a colleague, a professional conference, and some much deserved spring break R&R with my family. I completed text revisions for my committee. I condensed my dissertation to an article for a research competition. I forgot, then remembered, to order my commencement regalia. I reacquainted myself with the elliptical. I watched this thing called television.
And yet I still feel in a state of flux. As if the pattern buffer shifting my subatomic particles for transport back to the real world is having trouble locking on my position.
While I check in with fleet engineering, enjoy these posts that were helpful during my writing process.
From the Lab to the Laptop: Writing your Thesis
How Blogging Helped Me Write My Dissertation
10 tips for being a happy thesis writer
Why writing from day one is nuts
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For my dissertation defense, I shall stage a light show on my power suit à la Carrie Underwood. T -74 hours.
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