15 June 2012

The Lull

So I have a full manuscript. And my adviser is reading it. For the first time, I feel like I can relax, and just bum around for a little bit. I think I like this, a mental break.

That is not to say that the job is done. Of course, the manuscript will be read, it will get comments, and I need to revise it. I am not looking forward to that, but it must be done, or else this won't be over. I also have some papers to write, as my goal is to publish bits and pieces of my dissertation in journals, so that I can prove what I can do to the greater academic community. I am also job hunting all over the place.

But, for a week, I can take things slow. My adviser is not here, he is out of town, and he is reading my manuscript. While he is gone, I can recharge for a bit, bum around a little, and attend a wedding.

Oh yeah, there's a wedding. It's about 2000 miles away. I am leaving tomorrow. Watch out for photographs.

(The Ukrainian Classroom, from my Cathedral of Learning Series)


  1. The last stretch, i.e. working on the comments, must be the hardest psychologically-speaking.

    1. Zhu,

      To some degree, it is. Because I have to do these high-level edits, making sure that my story is straight in every aspect of the dissertation. Hopefully, there's not much more to do.