Exciting times. The thesis manuscript will be going to the language check in a week. After that it is only a matter of two or three weeks until the review process will begin. Can not believe this is already(!) happening. Nine and a half years ago I stepped through the doors of the Department of Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä. The campus is the most beautiful in the entire country with old maple trees that turn to bright red, orange and yellow in September. I remember thinking to myself when watching the tree leaves covering the pavements all around and after a couple of years of going through the entrance exams, that one day I will defend my thesis. I will get my PhD. Didn’t know the topic or even the field (I was really into Mayan indians those days), but I was determined to finish my undergraduate as soon as possible and find a topic that would interest me to the extent of a PhD research.
And now it’s only a few more months. *yaiks!*
A colleague is almost finished as well. We’ve been rooting for one another in Facebook for the past weeks and I’ve used my little side blog as well. We’re awesome!