30 March 2012

The thesis home straight!

It has been a ridiculously long time since I last blogged and a hell of a lot has happened since then! (Psst: I'm now 27!)

So where've I been? Well, as you might've guessed from the post title, my PhD thesis has had to take the front seat for a while. The only seat almost.

I have had a mixture of experiences when it comes to deadlines; left twiddling my thumbs because I'm finished early -- I did submit my MSc thesis a whole day early, can you believe?! -- taking it easy and submitting just before, or finally, tearing my hair out but somehow still managing to meet the deadline!

Well, this time, with just over 30 days to go until the submission deadline, it's still all systems go! I'm not sure if it's that I work well under pressure or I just like to give myself a challenge. Either way, I can see myself working right till the end.

I've been spending all day and evening in the office (and the odd, cheeky afternoon in the lab but shhh!) and the finished product still feels light years away! But my motivation to keep going hasn't wavered anywhere near as much as I would've expected. Perhaps it's the idea that it will all be worth it in the end (I blinkin' hope so!) or probably more that I don't have a choice. Either way, I know that when 23:59 on Monday 30 April arrives, I will be free of my thesis! Well, until my viva, that is... dun dun duuuun!

Jen

p.s. I should definitely be writing that instead of this but it is a blogging opportunity I just could not miss. And this next month might see a series of short blog posts. I have been known to not shut up share the odd thought on Twitter about it: @gingerellaj #PhDchat