I finally got the signatures I need for my Thesis Research Advisory Committee Meeting form. It’s now official – I am writing my dissertation and defending my thesis within four months. The clock has already started ticking last November 15, the official start date of my writing/defending period. It’s mostly overwhelming, just thinking about all the things that need to be done within those four months. I’m surely having problems getting the writing juices to flow, I haven’t had a productive writing session since Nov.15. That’s already a week gone from the timeline… I still have a few experiments and the revisions for my submitted paper to finish. This should be done by second week of December, so in theory, I should have ample time to write until mid-January and defend by the end of February. What a way to spend the last few months before 30!