Monday, August 4, 2008

Self-seclusion, or Getting a PhD Done...

This is a bit how I feel at the moment, except I don't have a cute egg-chair, nor am I reading fun books about David Bowie. I am in lock-down thesis mode from here on in - four weeks to go! - and while it's exciting, it's also quite emotionally draining and a bit exhausting. So many life changes happening all at the same time.

But, as if on cue, dearest friends have been so helpful. Whether it's a little email to check if my head's above water, dropping food packages over (low GI and gluten-free, no less!), editing and proofreading for me, or sending postcards with words of encouragement, I have been really blessed to have so many thoughtful and lovely things coming my way. So thank you friends for all your love and support - you can't possibly know how much it all means.

Of course having this blog has been a really important outlet, too, and thank you also to my bloggy friends who egg me on.

The thought of actually finishing this thesis makes me all jumpy in the tummy. Imagine not thinking about it! And having some time off!


I may be a little light on posting over the next little while, but I'll do my best!


  1. Good luck! It's wonderful to have such supportive friends!

  2. I can't help but think of Men in Black and Will Smith trying to write the entrance exam in that egg chair. I trust you're working in more comfort (physically if not existentially).

    Good luck good luck for the home stretch! Yay for helpful friends, we're here for you :) xx

  3. i eat low gi too! xo good luck with your thesis!


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