Post # 1
I am telling you, I CANNOT wait to be done writing my thesis! Sure, the topic is super interesting to me and I’ve enjoyed learning about it more indepth, but after spending the last 3+ hours JUST WRITING A SMALL PORTION OF MY BIBLIOGRAPHY I am not sure my sanity will hold out to finish the last 50 pages of thesis and however many more pages of notes, footnotes, and bibiliography! I don’t need to graduate, right? I mean, I can just skip this and call the last two years “goofing off”…right? Who needs a degree anyway!? ;p
Anyone going crazy thanks to their thesis? What’s your topic? How far til you get to see daylight again? Anyone else tempted to throw it all away and just walk?
And, to make this a little wedding related- how many of you have dropped wedding planning altogether inorder to write your monster?
P.S. If my neighbor’s don’t turn their music down soon, I might throw my thesis at them. It’d hurt- its huge! ;p
Post # 3
Just got off the phone with my FI…It’s almost like he was reading your post to me even the part about neighbors. Haha, hmm… are you sure you aren’t him? He is so ready to be done (defending monday)!! Sorry, I don’t know what his topic is though, it’s like “KAaklf asldkfj lsdfkj lsfk asldfk arteriosclerosis” Something way over my head. 🙂
Good luck with the writing!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I know that pain all too well. My thesis, my prelim, and then my dissertation all felt that way every single time. AND my neighbor’s never failed to blast the music or have noisey sex while I was stressing. I stopped a lot of my wedding planning while I finished up my dissertation. Hang in there, it eventually ends. I think it’s like a right of passage. Or maybe more appropriately, it’s like some sort of initiation or hazing. Just remember, it does end 🙂
Post # 5
At least you’ve started! I’ve been done with classes for two years now, and I can’t seem to bring myself to do the thesis part! I’ve had a rough time finding a topic that will work for me, so I just pretend it doesn’t exist. I still have five years and I currently have a really great job, so I’m not too worried about it. Is that really a bad thing?
Post # 6
@kericita– Hahaha! Its twisted, but I am very glad I’m not the only one who’s being driven crazy while writing their thesis by their neighbors! Its like there is a whole great big family of us out there- all being driven crazy by neighbors! ;p I hope his quite down, mine just keep getting louder. I am actually on the verge of opening my window and screaming at them. Also, I am fairly certain I am not your FI. My paper topic is on Wisconsin’s LGBT history 1975-1990, with a focus on the Milwaukee community. Pain in the Neather regions, but at least I can say it and spell it without too much difficulty. 🙂 Tell your FI another thesis writer wishes he a great deal of luck!
@hotwings– I’ve actually been pretty cool with everything, although I did freak for about two weeks when I presented a portion of my research at a national conference last year. Talk about anxiety attack! heh. Its just that here I am, nearing the end of my degree, and all that stands between me and a very important piece of paper is…more paper. lol. But paper I have to fill with words and sentences and things! heh. Hazing is right…its worse then what I imagine joining a fraternity/sorority hazing though because it lasts two years instead of a week. ;p Thanks for the incouragment! And also for helping me feel way less lazy about wedding planning right now!
@Piccateer– I know that if I don’t finish this paper by the end of the month I will Never finish this paper! My whole 7 years would pass by like “paper? What paper? i know not of what you speak!” But hey, if you can still write after your years away from school- way more awesome to you! 😀 My mind will turn to mush about 30 seconds after I turn in my last piece. Heh.
Hey! Yelling worked! Its almost quite downstairs! 😀 Maybe its time to go to bed while the going is good. The only good thing about a ton of work is the sure knowledge it’ll be there for you in the morning, weather you go to bed now or in 3 hours. ;p
Post # 7
I am so with you!
Right now I’m trying to wrangle my committee together to approve my prospectus: not easy! I finally got a date set and then it turns out my advisor (who’s skyping in from the Netherlands) won’t have internet access that day (AAARRRGGHHHH!!!!).
I just want them to ok it so I can move forward and actually make progress on my dissertation rather than going around in circles on teh same issues over and over again.
This combined with wedding planning (especially when, prior to two days ago, I was trying to make everyone happy–I’m officially through with that) is a stressful situation.