Okay, deciding ten years ago to go back to school part time and finish my BA was hard enough. I still cannot believe I was crazy enough to apply to do an honours degree.
I applied for the honours programme back in 2008. I hadn’t written my first novel yet, and I didn’t know that I would fall in love with creative writing. A few years later, I realized I wanted to follow a creative path, but I had already come so far with the English degree, that switching to a Fine Arts degree would have meant adding a number of extra years to the whole process.
So, here I am, stuck with this one last hurdle to clear in order to get my degree this spring.
Things are an up and down roller coaster for me. I did get the French done [UP] and my thesis draft done [UP], but I’m in the middle of the revision process on my thesis, [DOWN]. My supervisor, after reading my 40 pages, actually said, “So what?” There were some tears on my part. But now that I’ve calmed down a bit, I realize I did all this research and I basically forgot to say what I think, why I think it, and why it matters. So I need to really work at crafting a constructive argument through all the stuff I pulled together for the draft. The thesis final version is due March 15.
I just have to keep working and hope for the best.