Monday, October 4, 2010

On being usy

I am so busy that I didn't have the time to change the typo in the title of this post. This week my entire, dratted, darn thesis is supposed to be, not done, but done-ish. A first draft of the entire shebang is going to my supervisor's assistant (who is more than a little scary - talented people often are), and I worry that I haven't been able to write a coherent thesis, that I haven't been able to incorporate all the alterations and changes I've already been asked to make. In general I worry about letting people down. (And because I am in thesis writing mode, I should specify that "people" in this case indicate a) my supervisor; b) my supervisor's assistant; and most importantly, c) myself.


And I also applied for a job...

22 comments:

Christina Bunton said...

Good Luck!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I wish you all the luck in the world.

Yvonne.

Cold As Heaven said...

Good luck with your thesis work. What's your thesis about?

Cold As Heaven

Liz said...

Good luck with the thesis and the job!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thesis and applying for new job? Going all out on the stress, huh?
Deep breath - it'll be okay!

Jan Morrison said...

good p-luck - I know you can do it! And once you have it will be like the first morning after a migraine - almost worth the pain to feel the freedom from it!Jan Morrison

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck!

Not Hannah said...

Lawsy. I feel like I should start chanting or something for you. YOU CAN DO IT! Yay! Woohoo! Break it down!!

H.B.Markor said...

I have faith in you!
Even still, I am sending positive vibes on the back of a giraffe.
Good luck!

nonamedufus said...

Well at least you haven't gone to pieces
Over your new job and old thesis.

(Hey, I'm a poet!)

Will this new job keep you very usy?

Deb said...

Thesis? Job? Wow! I am thrilled that I managed to cut back an adventurous shrub while the new puppy slept. You are impressive!

Angela said...

I think you should make yourself a mug of hot chocolate, whether or not it's cold outside. If you can find the time, that is. You deserve it.

Jules said...

BREATH IN, BREATH OUT, now don't you feel better? Just remember to breath and do your best. All the rest will take care of its self. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Hart Johnson said...

You can do it, Mari!!! Just keep swimming my little giraffy friend! (do giraffes swim? Do slugs swim?) And keep in mind, all your friends will be here to PLAY when you are done!

Clarissa Draper said...

I hope it goes well.
CD

Holly Ruggiero said...

Good luck, being usy is both good and tough. :)

Aleta said...

What's the thesis about, if you can share. Good luck on the thesis and the job! Sending positive thoughts your way.

Cruella Collett said...

Thank you everyone - so good to have such supportive people around :) Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and group-huggy!

And for those asking - my thesis is about American peace initiatives in the Middle East in the 1950s and 1960s. Very interesting, very demanding. Every time I think I know what I'm talking about, another can of worms opens up.

Okie said...

Good luck weathering the storm. I prefer being busy to being bored...but I don't really like either one taken to the extreme.

Best of luck pushing through.

HulaBuns said...

You will do just fine! I completely understand the stress and how you feel though. I wrote a Master's thesis, probably one of the most stressful times of my life.

Seriously, take a few deep breaths (and big gulps, I suggest from a martini) and relax. We all know you will do great! :)

Kelly said...

I'll bet you've done just fine on your draft.

Hope the job works out, too! Is this just a "pass the time and earn some extra money" job or something in your field?

Hannah Kincade said...

ick thesis. Good luck!!

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