Sunday, April 11, 2010

Freaked. Out.

Thesis defense is 5 DAYS AWAY. Currently, I am riding an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows - excitement that I will finally finish my degree is quickly followed by feelings of absolute panic when I think about facing my committee for one more exam. And not just any exam - the most important exam I will ever take. (Not that I am being overly melodramatic or anything.) Luckily, I have a new iPod friend to keep me company during these stressful times. Amanda and Paul gave me a new iPod touch as an early graduation present, and it is SO COOL. I am in love with it - in fact, sometimes I am so lost in my love for it that I almost forget how close my defense date is. So far, I have downloaded the Kindle app, the This American Life app, and The Sims 3 (because nothing is better than controlling fake people's lives when I feel like I do not have control over portions of my own fate).

I also have something absolutely fantastic to look forward to when this is all over - David got me tickets to see Conan O'Brien in Toronto as a graduation gift! The show is the weekend after Penn's commencement ceremonies, on May 22. I am beyond excited. I hope to have visions of Conan doing the string-dance in my head as I fall asleep tonight rather than the crazy (and mostly thesis-related) nightmares haunting me lately. Team Coco forever!

In 5 days this will all be over. In 5 days this will all be over. IN 5 DAYS THIS WILL ALL BE OVER. How surreal, strange, and weird. And kind of awesome. Wish me luck!


adventuremeg said...

You are so close to being finished, and that is so exciting! I am very proud of you and am praying you're able to defend your thesis deftly and compellingly. Wish I could be there to cheer you on!

jane said...

Good luck! I know you will be great and we will be thinking about you!