I have a PhD to do list which now has six items remaining on it. When these six items, unlikely to take over seven or eight hours, are completed then I no longer have any excuse for keeping hold of my PhD/Green Ball
My supervisor is then going to have a final read through, as will a proof reader. I’ll then respond to their suggestions before handing in the PhD next week (or perhaps the following week if my supervisor doesn’t read it as unfeasibly quickly as I’m secretly hoping she will).
This is the last of this slightly self-indulgent series of posts. I think they have raised a serious question though: why do some people feel such an attachment to their thesis at this stage? I’ve wanted it to be over for ages and yet I’m now procrastinating like wild trying to string out these last few days. It’s not anxiety about the future (I’m employed in two roles I enjoy and I’ve got other writing projects I’m looking forward to) so what is it? Has anyone ever attempted to explore the experience of doing a PhD in psychoanalytical terms? I’m sure they must have and I’d love to read it. Though not until next week.