MES candidate, Bree Tomlinson, is still chipping away on her thesis. If you’re curious what it’s like to write a thesis for a master’s degree, here’s a look into her mind:
June is well under way, and my mind is consumed by my thesis project (I am slowly making my way through the final/written stage). Every day I wake up and ask myself, “What am I doing for my thesis today?” I know, I know. It’s not quite as poignant as JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?” but at this point in “the game” they feel equally as important!
I have constant reminders of tasks that have not been completed, and “to-do” lists left without checks. But if that wasn’t enough, I see “my” birds – the birds I am studying – EVERYWHERE! I am convinced they are following me around the Lowcountry. I see them while I am driving to the grocery store. I see them flying over my house usually while I am in the backyard (reading smutty magazines). And I see them while walking to the bus stop. Not sure if these fly-bys are coincidental (after all it is their breeding season and they are constantly searching for food…oh my mind never stops), but all I know is that I am excited for the day when I see my Storks and think “OOH LOOK, my bird friends from the thesis I just completed!!!”
Thankfully, I am nearing the end of my project and can almost see the light at the end of my graduate tunnel!