I am to defend my thesis in approximately 36 hours. More like 35 now.
I am a bit nervous and anxious. But most of all, I want to just get it over with.
On a more lighter note, I have been accepted to SMU-Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX, which is now at the top of the list. I am still waiting to hear back from Univ. of Wisconsin and Univ. of Arizona, but should both of them say ‘no,’ I’m packing my bags for Dallas. I have been admitted to the evening part-time program (which takes four years) with some offer of money, and I must confess I was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t admitted to the day full-time program. Not that their part-time program is anything to scoff at, but I was really planning on finishing in three years.
Perhaps this is a sign from God. Take things slow. What’s another year? Maybe I’ll have more time and energy to devote to lower course load each semester. Perhaps I can work on another degree full-time (e.g. M.Th. or M.A. at one of the Dallas-Ft .Worth area seminaries; M.P.H.; or M.A. in International Affairs). Or I could work during school to lower my debt. I don’t know. It’s too early to tell.
It’s been twelve days since the last post. Yet I have made very little progress on my thesis. I might as well have been blogging the whole time. What is wrong with me? Where has all my mojo gone?
I’m on about page 20 for all y’all who are wondering where I’m at with the writing process. There is no minimum page limit, but I’m shooting for 50 at least. Which means I’ve got long ways to go.
As far as deciding where I will be living for the next three years, I am still waiting on five more schools to tell me whether I’m in or out. Should all those schools tell me ‘no’, I’m down to three schools:
1) University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
2) Indiana University (Indianapolis, IN)
3) Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
My mother, too, has been worried about hurricanes entirely on her own. I never told her about my fears, but today she tells me “isn’t Florida prone to hurricane damages? I better start praying…” Hopefully, I will get in elsewhere so that my mother doesn’t have to keep her eyes glued to the Florida forecast for the next three years.
…it’s been neglected for over a week. Yet I shall continue to neglect it for a while.
“Why?” you ask? Thesis defense: T minus 23 days
And it should probably be finished at least 5 to 7 days earlier so that my advisory committee could read it over. Meaning… Thesis due date: T minus 16~18 days
Yikes! Gotta get to work.