I just clicked send.
I sent the latest draft of my dissertation to my full committee. I sent it to colleagues who have seen me grow up through science and ornithology.
I put it out there. quite honestly, it was the hardest button I have ever pushed and I have quite possibly made a million clicks of the mouse and keyboard since I started this process. I hope to see many you all at my dissertation defense, but between now and then, I feel I have lots of sleep to catch up on.
At least for the next few hours as my committee sleeps I will do my best to enjoy this catharsis.
Good night all,
May the science you use help you find the truth and may the people around you help you find perspective.

"I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles." – Shannon Hale