Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Let's Move on to Doing!


I carefully prepared, and then had a committee meeting. I got the required "Proceed" designation on my thesis card.

So now I need to proceed! After spending so long doing background research and writing, I am so so excited to get back to actually DOING things. Experiments! Building! Machining!

Ah, machine shop, it's been too long...

I get antsy after a while if I don't get my hands dirty. I have to find something to work on - in the past when I get antsy I've taken a Saturday to build houses with Habitat for Humanity, or to help my friend renovate his house. If there aren't any houses around to build, I'll pick up a side project to work on. But recently I've got too many side projects as it is! And I've been traveling, so my laundry and dishes and packing/unpacking/repacking have kept me from spending too much time tinkering.

But I miss tinkering.

So I'm pleased that now not only do I have my advisor's full approval to tinker, my tinkering antsy-ness can be directly applied to research. And eventual graduation.

And what's not to like about that?

1 comment:

  1. Woooohooo on getting the "Proceed" designation on your thesis card. That's grat news!