I’ve been counting a lot lately… counting down the days till the big 3-0, counting down the days till my defense date… I finally have a date for my thesis defense (after one thousand years – it took forever to have all my committee members’ schedules aligned). 4.3.2012. And the birthday countdown? T=0 on 3.4.2012. Talk about memorable dates! Life milestones up ahead! It’s a scary and exciting thought! I am looking forward to a new decade, to a slew of wonderful life adventures. I can’t wait to be done with graduate school and begin a new chapter in my career. There are so many things to think about, it’s a slurry in my head. There are tons of things to be done, and I am getting anxious every now and then. I usually don’t worry, and lately worry (and self-doubt) just creeps into me. I am a walking bag of mixed emotions, it’s driving me crazy. It’s the last leg, the last lap. I am almost there. And all will be well.
(P.S. After re-reading this, I realized I am giving myself a little pep talk here. Crazy.)