In the past two weeks I have:
1– Defended my dissertation
Thanks in part to the extra experience I got giving presentations during my graduate student career, this was not a big deal for me. I rather enjoyed it, but I wish I had more time (I ‘shortened’ my presentation to 73 slides. :-/ ).
2– Made corrections to my dissertation
Luckily, I had no major re-writes, it was just a lot of typos/grammar/formatting I had to fix. If you have ever read ERV, this is not a shock to you.
3– Moved across the country.
Me: *sick of packing* Lets just burn everything.
*over 9000 hours later*
Partner: Lets just burn everything.
I am never doing this again.
4– Started new job.
Love it. So happy. I cant believe I get paid to do this stuff.
Things should be settling down and getting back to normal at ERV. I will have ~20 minute bus ride to/from work every day, and my bro/sis-in-law are upgrading their tablets and gifting me one of their old ones with cellular data, so I can blag on my way to/from work!
— ERV, Ph. D.