Waiting

cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms at the Washington National Arboretum.

I’ve been busy for the past two months working on my thesis draft. I thought everything was going along fine until I realized that Word was counting my footnotes and I actually had about 3500 words less that I thought I’d written. So that was a bit of a letdown. I’d hoped to get the bulk of the writing done and have several days for editing, but as it turned out I was writing even on the last day.

The draft was due last Sunday night and now I’m waiting for feedback so I can do whatever editing and/or rewriting is necessary. Then the final project is due on April 13. I think these past few days of waiting have been harder than the actual writing process. Plus, I haven’t had so much free time in ages and I’ve spent most of the past few days worrying about what it is that I’m supposed to do that I’m forgetting.

Finishing the master’s degree is going to be a great feeling but there’s also going to be a hole in my day. I’ll be finding a way to fill in that “spare” time with writing and research. The classes may officially end but I’m just too interested in what I’m studying to shelve it and not continue learning.

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3 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. Hi Karen! Did you defend yet? I just defended in December and graduated in January, so I know exactly what you feel like! I ran around lost for a while, but the best way to fill the gap in your day is definitely with writing! Keep on keepin’ on!

    1. Hi Joanie,

      No, this was my master’s thesis so all I needed to do was write the paper. It’s finally over, though. I got a 98 on the draft and a 96 on the final project. :) I’m considering working the material into a book after I take a short break, but yeah, I’ll definitely keep writing. Glad to have you as a reader!

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