A PhD, explained. 

When you’re a star, I know you’ll fix everything

Now you know you’re sure lookin’ pretty

Rock the beat just a little faster

Now I know you are the master

I don’t wanna, I don’t think so

– Sonic Youth 

I’m so close…I looked at my Chair’s edits and I know I’m almost there. When you’re this close to the thing you’ve wanted ever since you can remember you can’t help but take a step back. I’ve been lagging since November. Time to snatch the prize. No matter the weight of responsibility is heavy. No matter I’m this close to finishing and the ennui is setting in. It’s time to be done. 

Few people speak about this last leg. Most post about getting the PhD. It seems almost anticlimactic when they do. I’m here struggling with the end. Wrestling like Jacob in the middle of the night with the angel of G-d. #phd #coolthing