A little over 6 months out. One draft chapter submitted, great progress on another (and I write very quickly) so happy with that. Data collection session on Saturday (at a synchrotron facility) which should give me the data I really need to nail down the crystal structure of the protein I work on, which would be a big deal and make me feel so much more confident. And had my final meeting with my committee two weeks ago who weren't at all concerned, rated my progress as good and just helped me solidify the key experiments in my mind. Of which there are three which are very achievable.
All in all I'm feeling good. Leaving work at just after 6pm which is the earliest in months. Going to hit the gym as my hobby (powerlifting) is the thing really keeping me sane and then make some notes for how I want to structure a results chapter that I haven't started yet but have all the data for.
A night away from a damned computer screen!!! I can enjoy eating and thinking about experiments I won't have time to do before submitting!
Like Chickpea, I will be taking Good Friday through until Easter Monday off as break- how about you Hugh? I am currently proof reading my second findings chapter before I send it to my sup (my deadline for this chapter is Friday!) then I like to take a few days away from writing chapters and busy myself with other PhD related things. So I will be doing this before moving on to the third and final findings chapter *Hurray*
Zutterfly and chickpea, sounds like you are both making great progress, well done! :)
I'm taking a week off to relax. I'm quite particular about taking holidays and take them regularly. I do sometimes wish I had more time to do work, but my partner makes sure I take off. It's nice to come back refreshed and I like to keep the work-life balance as far as I can :)
In other news, today I opened an older version of a document and started editing it *aaarggghhh
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