Thursday, September 3, 2009

Officially Crunch Time!

Well, it's 1 month until my Masters Defense and it is officially Crunch Time! I have incredible loads of work to do in the next 4 weeks it's ridiculous. As I've always done though, whenever I feel overwhelmed with work and deadlines coming in from every angle, I take a deep breath, count to 10, and say, "Bring it!". grrrr.

To sum up.

I have three weeks left within which to finish writing my thesis, proofread it, and print it out for my committee to rip apart. I I have currently finished drafts up through my "methods" section, and still have to complete my results, discussion, and conclusions. Then, I will have approximately 10 days to write and prepare my defense presentation while at the same time attending a 4 day West Antarctic Ice Sheet Meeting in San Diego (the last week of september). Immediately upon getting back, I will have 3 days to make final preps before my Defense on the 6th.

In the meantime, I also have to submit an abstract and prepare a poster and talk for said WAIS Divide meeting
In addition, sometime in there, I have to download all appropriate paperwork for Grad School Applications for PhD programs and request transcripts, GRE scores, and contact people for letters of recommendation.....and then actually go through the on-line application processes for however many schools I decide to apply to besides Penn State (probably 2, but maybe 3).

Also, I am still planning on getting in Rochester Marathon and possibly Vermont 50 being that they will realistically be my last chances at races before I depart for Antarctica.

Finally, I have to get everything in order for what now has been a moved-up deployment date for Antarctica of November 2nd.

The good news is that in 35 days from today, all of this will be done (except maybe the grad school apps).

*deep breath*

Bring It.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I love that your race countdown has been transformed into your defense countdown. Gooo John Go!