Monday, January 21, 2008


As of January 11th, 2008.

It was emotionally hard and I honestly expected to hear them say I'd have to redefend when I came back into the room. I was surprised, and a little nonplussed, to hear the congratulations. In fact, I didn't understand it at first. I really don't believe it's over (probably because I still have to do the edits.)

I've now heard from colleagues that it's quite common to get a) depressed and b) sick after defending one's dissertation. I'm not sick (so far), but I may have a touch of depression, based on what seem to be some negative self-assessments, tiredness, and somewhat of a sugar-craving.

Anyway, it's not too bad, and I'm too busy to really get depressed.