Theseus: completed

Last Friday, after many glitches and a great deal of emotional stress, I printed out my dissertation and handed it in.

I am happy with it. I am confident that I did everything I could to make it perfect, and there is nothing I would change. That’s all one can ask for, right?

Now it only remains to be seen what other people (namely my supervisor and two other markers) think about it and if I get a decent grade.

It was my life for an entire month. When it was done I was both immensely relieved and strangely empty. I had no idea what to do with my time anymore.

Luckily, packing came along to keep me busy. That and Firefly.

I’m proud of myself. For finishing this and for getting this far. This is the physical manifestation of all of the work I have done in the last 5 years, and everything I have learned.

And, believe it or not, I think I finally found my niche. Yes, I could talk about pots, myths and political myth making forever.

Theseus: a democratic hero

Title page

It's so beautiful!

180 pages


  • By Kaitlyn, August 26, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    you made a book! I want one! go make another!

    :) Congrats my love, so proud!

  • By Sebastian, August 26, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    A proper book! Crazy. I thought my plastic folder with fancy paper clip thingee down the side was excessive…

    Well done! It’s very pretty.

  • By Shaun Mcalister, August 26, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    I’ve said it before and I shall say it again, well done indeed!
    Oh, and Brown Coats rule!

  • By Faebala, August 26, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    Oh my! That is GORGEOUS! (I haven’t been able to read it yet, because I lost Microsoft Word when I got that virus and am in the process of getting it back before I can read it!)

    Do you get that back after? I hope so. That’s beautiful.

  • By Jes, August 26, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

    It’s purple!!!

    Congrats to you, that is awesome! I wouldn’t mind reading it at some point :)

    and also, Firefly = amazing.

    <3 <3 <3

  • By Wangari M., August 27, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    Congrats on finishing! I’m happy that you are not only satisfied with your dissertation but happy with the field you have chosen! Happy packing and Friday :)

  • By Eleni, August 31, 2010 @ 2:12 am

    Beautiful! And it’s purple?! How many pages? Not that it really matters (no “mine’s longer!” contest here), I’m just curious.

    Congratulations on finishing it. Quite an accomplishment to put so much research into coherent writing. And congrats on finding your niche :)

  • By Stephanie, August 31, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    Wow! Congratulations Heather — looks awesome. And it’s purple to boot!

  • By Lea, September 4, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    You’re so accomplished.

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