My defense is scheduled for 1 PM on Tuesday, January 26th. While I’m nervous because it means getting up and talking in front of people, I feel like I’m mostly ready. At this point, I’ve been thinking, reading, and writing about this topic since September 2008, so I can talk about it for 15-20 minutes and then answer some questions, right?

In the meantime, I need to finish my draft revisions and get my PowerPoint prepared. This will be much easier now since I’ve put my life back in order post-crazy semester/overseas vacation/beginning of semester/marathon. Once the defense is done (and passed), my only concern will be landing a job, and that’s a pretty big concern now. That’s a subject for another time.