20 July 2012
And so it ends
not with a bang, but a whimper. It is over. My thesis is at the printers waiting to be picked up. I am completely and officially done. All that is left is to get it signed off on Tuesday night. That's it. Pau. Two years. Two years of thinking about it almost every day. Two years of stressing over what I was going to write and how I was going to write it. Two years of thinking it would never happen. And it all ends with a phone call. "Your order is ready." The printer letting me know it's done. So now what. Where do I go from here? How do I move on as someone with a Masters degree? What changes and what doesn't? What now? I have many, many other things to do but when something is gone that has been part of your life for so long there is most definitely a hole.
So now, regardless of all that I have to do, I have time in my life. Having sat at this computer for the better part of the last 2 weeks or so, I need to move. I am going to ride my bike. First I'm going to the printers to pick up my thesis. Then I'm just going to ride. Just ride. I have an appointment in Kailua at 11, but before that I ride. I definitely think I need to just ride and decompress.....