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MemChu Reflection // Do All Things With Love

You know how authors and academics have a dedication and/or acknowledgment page in their thesis or dissertation? Well, there are some examples of really funny ones, Slate has a good round up of those here which include dedications to Jim Beam “for assistance with writing” and “Snowpocalypse 2010 for making the long-awaited completion of this paper possible”.

As I round the corner on the completion of my seven year master’s degree (I wish you could hear the pain I feel saying that) I have started to think about what helped me during this process, and if/how to acknowledge it.

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This had to happen at some point, the hammer had to come down. I had to bite the bullet and put everything on hold for a couple of weeks to finish my grad school work. Credits are expiring, (as is my memory) and it was just time.

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I will now be calling an intermission on my regularly scheduled blogging to throw myself repeatedly against a keyboard write my damn thesis. My advisor has the patience of Buddha, and has been sticking with me through my  many long breaks from finishing my masters. I owe it to her (and myself) to just get. it. done.

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So, it has come to my attention that I have not done a real blog in a while. I’d like to share with you a snapshot of my life right now:

It’s 12:37pm, February in my second year of grad school. I’m in my Admissions office (I need to make this clear, because I have a few offices) eating a salad for lunch with wooden chopsticks.
No, I am not kidding.
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