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I made it five days….. ish. (What it’s like after you’ve turned in the dissertation….)

By Thursday night, I had Googled and determined that my sinus infection was, in fact, five different potentially deadly maladies. I started reading lifestyle blogs for ideas on how to construct a completely different, post-dissertation life. I worried aloud about the job market, about health insurance, about travel accommodations for a conference, and about the future more broadly. After two hours, my husband BEGGED me to take on another major project–any major project–because I absolutely suck at having nothing to do. Continue reading

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A Milestone Moment!

Yesterday, around 10:30 in the morning, I hit “send” on the draft of my fourth and final dissertation chapter. That felt really good…. until I remembered that everything now goes through several rounds of revision towards the final product, due … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, February 9-15, 2015

I had significantly less service work  on my schedule this week than I did last week, which is a good thing, since I was so behind in drafting for my dissertation. Research I spent another day in the Folger stacks, … Continue reading

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