Thursday, September 2, 2010

Status of The Thesis: Turned in to Advisor! Ack!

I turned in The Thesis, as is, to my adviser at 9:17 p.m. on Tuesday.


It was a “directive” from my therapist. To just get The Thesis out into the light of day and for me to quit navel-gazing. She MAY have a point.

I think the draft is crap and that there will be CONSIDERABLE revisions, but dude - it is on my adviser's desk and not mine!!!! It is HIS problem to figure out how to fix that shit. considering he has been totally absent from my thesis journey, I don’t feel too bad about making him earn his paycheck.

I am sooo relaxed right now, let me tell you.

I spent all of Tuesday at the university library, surrounded by young whipper-snappers studying for their Spanish 101 quizzes. I felt old, but thankful I am past those silly early years of a bachelor’s degree. I hauled in all my main sources, I packed a lunch, snacks and dinner, and my laptop. I had on a cute pair of fuschia sweats and cute top, my hair was in a braid. I wore my glasses and didn’t wear any uncomfortable jewelry. I was set for the day.

And it was great. I sat down and just worked away. Tweaked the intro to more closely fit the rest of The Thesis, and wrote the final two chapters. I think having the stress of the quality of the work off of me helped considerably.  I just needed to turn in words on paper. The goal was simply to turn the fucker in, come what may. I just worked steadily without anxiety. It was awesome. Now, there is nothing you can say that will convince me that what I turned in is not total shit, but hey, I just don’t care right now.

Then I promptly caught a cold from all the germy whipper-snappers. Now, if you will excuse me, I need to concentrate on not gagging on my menthol throat drop.


  1. OH, what a relief. That's actually a really good strategy. Now the advisor can spend some time with it and you can relax until it comes back!

    Our whipper-snappers start back next week. ACK!

  2. This was my motto in college: Done is better than good. I think it DEFINITELY applies here. So glad you got it turned in! Now, I hope you feel better!

  3. Oh man! Reading this was like a breath of fresh air, or a sigh of relief, or whatever! So glad for you! This must be a huge weight off your shoulders. :-)

  4. Way to Go!!! Hope you feel better! I am going to follow your lead as i really get cracking on mine...goal=done in december!

  5. Yay! Woohoo! Yippee! Congrats! I'm so glad you pushed through and got it done. What a relief for you.

  6. What happened to your thesis writing? Well, I think thesis advisor are really there to help us write our paper like phd dissertation, and make the journey a little bearable for us. So, it would be a good idea to pick a thesis advisor that can help rather than make things worse.


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