I've been full of the joys of spring today, and thoroughly ignoring the howling wind and rain (or rather, using it as an excuse to wear my wellies...). And what's the source of all this jollity and cheeriness??
Why, the end of the PhD, that's what.
Yep, that's right, after 7 years and 4 months, I've finally finished.
And my goodness, it feels great. I'm quite giddy with it all. It's been rather difficult to concentrate today.
Tonight we will mostly be drinking champagne, planning a party, and looking forward to the first weekend for 7.5 years when I will be able to do whatever I want, without the underlying feeling that I should be doing something else.
As I said, it's jolly exciting!
I'm looking forward to so many things. Gardening, for one. Baking. Drinking tea with people I haven't seen in a while. Drinking tea with people I see all the time. Sewing. Lying around and doing absolutely nothing. Reading. Running. Lazing around in the bath until I go wrinkly.
Oh, and I seem to remember that A Long Time Ago I promised myself trapeze lessons when I finally got to the end of all this...