I write this through a fever haze that seems to affect the touch of my fingers on the keyboard. If you see a misspelled word or misplaced punctuation, be lenient with me today, please. I have the flu.
It has been nearly a month since I last posted, tantalizingly announcing the existence of three secrets to be revealed. Here is one:
That thesis, that 80-page behemoth that I labored over through the winter and despaired that no one would ever read, that thesis has been nominated for an award!
The Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Thesis award. Here is a link to last year's call for nominations.
This has renewed my faltering interest in my thesis and renewed my determination to finish it. I also had to write a 1,000-word summary of the project, which was an excellent exercise in refocusing my energy.
Just the nomination means I will graduate with distinction, which was my highest goal. So I don't even need to win; this makes me very happy.