You may remember a little while ago I wrote a post counting down the days until I hand in my dissertation… well, there is officially one more day until the deadline, and I am happy to say that my dissertation has been submitted.
I don’t know how I feel about it, to be perfectly honest with you. The past couple of weeks has been me cutting down words, making my writing more concise, making it look better, learning how to make a title page, triple checking the page numbers on my contents page are correct… It’s been tedious but it’s all done now.
About six weeks ago my supervisor told me that I would miss writing my dissertation when it’s over, and up until today I thought he was joking. But I think he’s right. For the past eight months, this is all I’ve been thinking of, and working towards. Of course I’ve had my other assignments to finish in between, and I still have another essay to write for next week, but in comparison to a dissertation, this is going to be easy.
*Famous last words, am I right?*
I’m going to print out and bind my dissertation tomorrow morning, and then of course I’m going to have the mandatory photoshoot in front of my university main entrance, and then it’s actually going to be finished. I want to print out two copies, one for my mum and the other for my family in South Africa, because I’m sure someone out there will want to read it… maybe? Eight and a half thousand words on marriage and women’s mental health in the nineteenth century… Yeah, it’s an easy read.
I don’t really know what else I want to say about this really… I’m trying to comprehend that it’s actually done and I never have to look at it ever again (I know for a fact that I won’t be reading it again any time soon!)
Assuming I get a good enough grade on this you’ll probably be hearing all about that in a few months time, but if any of you are still in the writing process or editing process of your dissertations, or any other final assignments for that matter, I wish you all the best of luck! If I can do it, you certainly can!