That is how the last 8 years of my life were summarized when I handed in my Thesis yesterday. The thesis was titled ‘The Intersection of Renal Peritubular Cells, Mitogen Activated Kinases, and Chronic Kidney Disease’ and I don’t recommend reading it to anyone unless you are passionate about kidney disease and molecular biology. But it is done, and thank goodness. Writing that thesis was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. Ever. It was a complex blend of writing with both creative and analytical hemispheres, while reliving the emotional turbulence of my less than straight forward graduate career.
It has been a wild ride and it is almost over. Assuming my committee approves the thesis I will have to do an oral defense, and there is still the matter of my first author research publication to deal with.
The best thing about being done writing my thesis though, is that now I can write fiction once again! Be prepared, I have a lot of material backlogged in my cerebellum just dying to come out!