Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Between Done and Defended

Sunday, April 18, late into the night. The Lonely Dissertator sent in the final, final i's-dotted-tees-crossed version of his dissertation to his committee.

Monday, April 19. With very little sleep, the Lonely Dissertator entered into the office to fully assume his new role as the Reflective Director of a Center of Excellence at Local University.

Tuesday, April 20, 5:30am. With little sleep again, the Reflective Director woke up to all kinds of dreams and thoughts associated with his new job, and wonders to himself: "I thought things were going to get easier post-dissertation."

In the meantime, the Lonely Dissertator awaits the the reading of his dissertation by Committee Members before setting up a defense date. Adviser has informally agreed that his dissertation is ready for defense.


6 comments:

sonic said...

good luck!

Thunder Bird said...

Thanks Sonic.

Scholar Wannabe said...

Omigosh! I'm so excited that you're done writing!!!

Thunder Bird said...

Thanks, SW. The waiting for a defense date is kinda bothering me.

resuscitate said...

o my what a title "Reflective Director" really got this title?

Chris Smith said...

It is certainly the time where every grad student gets nervous. Waiting for the thesis writing to be vindicated of whether it can be good to be finally defended is certainly one of the climaxes of getting a PhD degree. Anyway, heard that you’ve successfully defended yours, so congratulation!