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29th-Aug-2010 11:35 pm
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Geez, I’ve been gone so long from the internet that returning was mildly filled with dread and anxiety. I have my LiveJournal friends page skipping back until I get bored, and digging through 232 unreads posts in my Bloglines, and yeah. The temptation to skip everything is really highg right now.

So, what have I been up do for the past however long?

I submitted my thesis

I mean holy crap, people. There were times I thought I’d never get it done. “Should have finished her PhD by now was so ingrained as part of my identity (and, associated, my self-esteem) that I could hardly imagine this. Now, although two years late (thank a first two years of drifting aimlessly and doing nothing), I’ve submitted. Now, there’s the viva, and the much better prospect of writing up parts for actual publication.

I moved out of my flat

The flat I’d lived in for four years, with my best friend and flatmate of eight years, who knows me like I know her and who had endless amounts of patience for my flaws. And who would never fail in reminding me to eat.

I moved countries

I am now writing this from the living room of my spacious little apartment (no, that’s not an oxymoron) in Brooklyn, while new roomie Ana watches anime and while my girlfriend sleeps in my bedroom. And today we’re going to IKEA before I start next week to sort out my new life as a masters student in education.

If I wasn’t so tired, I’d be freaking out.

So what’s up with you?

This post can also be found at Thagomizer.net. Feel free to join in the conversation wherever you feel most comfortable.

29th-Aug-2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Welcome to America and to New York. We need to find some time to welcome you in person, but I have no idea when we might have the time.

Things are well with us. Just nutsy cuckoo busy.
29th-Aug-2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Bing never got around to phoning you today because we were also nutso cukoo busy (this post was written yesterday morning, since then we've been to IKEA and now we're sitting in a pile of packaging while Ana sets up the electronics)

But at some point! And i legitimately have a reason to come visit your workplace, as well.
30th-Aug-2010 12:00 am (UTC)
30th-Aug-2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Congratulations on all these changes! The bit about submitting your thesis is especially fantastic, from my perspective.
30th-Aug-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
My best mate emigrated. I'm absolutely delighted for her.
30th-Aug-2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Congrats on the move and the thesis! That's spectacular! I do hope everything goes well with the masters!

I actually start my own grad student work for my Masters in Library science this Thursday.

It is mildly terrifying.
30th-Aug-2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Good Luck! Library science sounds awesome.
30th-Aug-2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope NY treats you well and good luck on the new program.

I don't have much news, just getting ready for the next semester and my internship has turned into a second part time job.
30th-Aug-2010 07:09 am (UTC)
Hurray! Congrats!
30th-Aug-2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Oh, wow - I had been wondering how you were getting on! And the answer is spectacularly!

CONGRATULATIONS especially for submitting the thesis. That's a huge achievement and I'm really proud of you. Best of luck for the viva when it comes.

And wow - moving countries too. Not tiny! But so exciting, and it sounds like it's going well so far. Remember to give yourself some time and space for that freak-out at some point - it's part of the process. But totally worth it, and totally manageable, I am sure.
30th-Aug-2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Hooray on so many levels!! I'm so excited for you and Bing. And, I'm going back to school too! Here's to multiple graduate degrees...
30th-Aug-2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope that you enjoy our Fantastic and Amazing Country please ignore the fact that it is not as awesome as we brag about!

I am very tired today because I woke up in the middle of the night! However, I am otherwise OK and so far no crises are going on in my life, so I am counting this as a pretty great day. Though I do need to fix and reupload my most recent comic page.
30th-Aug-2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! That is all awesome!
Good luck out there :o)
30th-Aug-2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Unfriended for why?
30th-Aug-2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Massive unfriending of a whole bunch of people except the very nearest and dearest because I couldn't cope with skip=140 when checking daily with the move and the new changes and everything.

I hope it didn't cause too much distress, and apologise for any that it did.
30th-Aug-2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! I'd forgotten what the schedule was exactly, so I still had this as some sort of "will happen this fall" thing even though I'd've known better if I'd stopped to ponder it. Congratulations and huzzah and yay!
31st-Aug-2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
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5th-Sep-2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Late to the party cos of moving of my own (though nothing like so spectacular).

Congrats though, and hope you're settling in and everything. *grin*
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