In other words, I am, practically, done.
There is still the references I have to put in, a couple of minor figures and appendices, and I have to figure out the formating for the front matter. But the write-up is complete. And it's been through a few rounds of editing as well.
I had imagined different kinds of feelings I would have at this stage. Euphoria, a sense of lightness, a big smile of accomplishment... all those positive feelings. But I never imagined this: blah.
Yeah, I feel kind of blah.
Maybe its because I still have about 4-6 more hours of work to do on it (all the references and front/back matter)?
Maybe its because I am not sure if Bigshot Outside Committee Member will be okay with my dissertation?
Maybe its because I have yet to defend and pass?
Maybe its because I have a ton of work to do at the office?
Someone's downstairs. I think I'll take that as an excuse to go get a bottle of red wine and chill out for the rest of the night. Tomorrow begins a very busy week at work.