Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I have just put the final touches on my master's dissertation. I will be turning it in this Friday...and I cannot wait! I can't believe how relatively...painless (?)... the whole thing was. However, when you're not doing anything else most of June and all of July, I do not think the process is as miserable as it has been for some of my coursemates who are still fighting it out with their papers.

I'm not going to lie, I am so glad I finished early. Fredrik is coming in exactly 1 week, and we'll be flying home next Thursday. This means that from Friday afternoon until December my life is going to be geared on sewing, planning the next step, and learning how not to worry. I am so looking forward to this time off. Even though I do know that I will probably go bat-shit crazy with boredom at some points over the next few months. My main goals this fall are to learn Swedish as best as I can and as quickly as I can and to successfuly create Fredrik's masquerade ensemble (read about it here.)

I guess sometime in September I will give a massive blog about what my year in Scotland was like, all reflective etc. As of now, I am just so geared on being finished with my dissertation and enjoying what's left of this summer, that it is all I think about. I don't have time to think about missing Scotland..and I definitely wont miss my gross flat.

I can't wait to come home and see everyone!

<3 <3


Geotacs said...


yeah when you don;t have much to do it's not too bad getting the dissertation done...

finished mine whiel in Japan years ago...

now go celebrate life and home!


Abby said...

Geotacs: Thank you very much! I never thought I'd see the day where I would willingly write a 90 page academic paper. :) Being able to focus on it this summer was a saving grace, I am a true believer in that, but even so, I still have no desire to pursue a least not for a long long while. :)