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Come and cheer Buffy on through the final 20k words of her thesis.

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GingerMaman Thu 20-Mar-14 13:00:17

Go go, you can do it! smile

kelda Thu 20-Mar-14 13:01:40

Go for it!

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LurcioLovesFrankie Thu 20-Mar-14 13:07:07

yay, go Buffy.

Chocolate is your friend!

And just remember, PhDs are actually proof of having the sheer bloody mindedness to finish the bloody thing, nothing more, nothing less...

UptoapointLordCopper Thu 20-Mar-14 13:14:49

Go buffy!

MooncupGoddess Thu 20-Mar-14 13:15:29

Good luck Buffy. I can see that finishing the thesis feels annoying when in many ways you're well beyond that stage, but my experience is that academia does expect people to have PhDs so it will certainly come in useful in future.

Also, you'll feel amazing when you've done it!

TunipTheUnconquerable Thu 20-Mar-14 13:20:18

Targets are the way to go - I think this thread is a very good plan. Not self-indulgent at all to be cheered on. It really helps IME.

Go you! Keep at it!

MadamBatShit Thu 20-Mar-14 13:25:39

Good stuff! Expect you to reach your target for today!
Chocolate is good.. keep the energy levels up.

little jumping around with pompoms... remember Buffy trying out for cheerleader? I think there was blood..
I'll do a crazy dance instead, after you have reached your goal today!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Mar-14 13:29:58

When I was doing my dissertation (not really comparable to a PhD I know) I made a playlist. I would tell myself I had to write a certain amount of words, then I could have a manic dance around to relieve tension. The playlist included the Pokemon Rap, so you know it's good.


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SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 20-Mar-14 13:35:31

Go, Buffy! I think we should all reward ourselves with something nice each day you reach your target. And I love that you said y'all (US Southerner here.) smile

dotty2 Thu 20-Mar-14 13:39:07

I submitted my phd 3 weeks ago. I feel your pain - I did find the last furlong a slog. But you are so nearly there, and you will feel mightily relieved when it is all done. Go Buffy!

TunipTheUnconquerable Thu 20-Mar-14 13:48:25

Excellent idea, Scone <eats creme brulee to celebrate Buffy reaching 1000>

benid Thu 20-Mar-14 13:50:32

Go for it! grin

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 20-Mar-14 13:51:02

I am going for Key lime pie. grin

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MadamBatShit Thu 20-Mar-14 14:27:12

Silly pic for cheering along, inspired by your half bunny.. It's Dutch so I'll translate:

left hand bunny: My bum hurts

right hand bunny: What?

grin sorry, I'm a kid.

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RabbitFromAHat Thu 20-Mar-14 14:31:10

I finished mine in December Buffy, so I remember the pain well! GO!

KaseyM Thu 20-Mar-14 14:37:14

Buffy. Just think people will have to call you Doctor.

People will have to treat you with RESPECT and when any patriarchal nomarks address you as "oi sweetheart!" you will be able to snootily say "That's Dr. Buffy to you"!

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CaptChaos Thu 20-Mar-14 14:43:22

Go Buffy!

The only downside I can see is someone introducing you to strangers as Dr theReasonableFeminist and you being treated to long involved stories about people's awful hysterectomies etc before you can get a word in edgeways. Or maybe that's just nurses.

One day, this shall be me!

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