One week left…

I keep forgetting to blog. My mom’s finally back, so I finally have time to get back to my project. To all the moms who are working all while attending school, raising children, and taking care of the household, I don’t know how you do it! And I just want to say you are the piece holding your family together, and I am sure your family is grateful for you. I sure am for my mother.

A short blog about progress: I worked on the dedication page, acknowledgments and edited the chapter we reviewed in class. There’s only one week left; let’s see how much I get done before next week. I’m hoping to write chapter 9. Then during the one month off, I will work on the closing chapter and my literature review.

Signing off!

I. Am. Done.

I’m so happy, and proud, and relieved, to say, officially, that I AM DONE with my thesis! I got so much writing done last week, and I literally just spent the last hour formatting, and reformatting for a pdf, so I can use the Amazon self-publisher. (That was a huge and laborious pain in the butt, and I had to use page breaks, which I never do!)

But I’m very happy with where my thesis ended up. I finished my story, and I’m satisfied with the ending, as a first draft. Wow. It’s crazy to me that I’ve managed to write the first draft of an entire novel. I didn’t think, two years ago, when I started this thesis journey, during a worldwide pandemic, nonetheless, that this is where I’d wind up, and this is what I’d have to show for my time, labor, and learning.

I’m very proud of myself, and I’m proud of all the amazing work my cohort did over these last two years. Without your motivation, expertise, and inspiration, I could not have done any of this.

I’m keeping this blog short and sweet, since I now want to play around with the cover creator, and get this puppy on Amazon, for printing. I’d like a hard copy, so we shall see…

Thank you all for being so supportive. See you at graduation, y’all!