I can tell you now, officially, with all certainty, that it’s over.
I’ve completed all coursework for my PhD.
I wish I could say that this momentous occasion feels as wonderful as it sounds, but truthfully I’m just exhausted. I find that, without fail, the moment I stop running everything catches up with me. All the stress, emotional turmoil, mental fatigue, physical challenges, everything I’ve been running from since mid-semester just slams right into me and belly-flops me into the ground.
It doesn’t help that coursework is widely regarded as the easiest portion of the PhD. Which is not to say that it was easy. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you can attest to just a fraction of the politically-correct things I have to say about coursework. Somehow, all that build-up of blood, sweat, and tears only makes this next step even more daunting.
So it does and doesn’t feel like an accomplishment to have survived this long.
I’m loving my couch hard core right now and I don’t have many deep thoughts to think. I lieu of those, have a watch of the films that we made last weekend!
(The second film is a making-of documentary with a twist available here on Malarkey’s website.)
Happy summer, everyone!