Inspiration #1: The Things I Miss
This blog, my social life, my computer games, reading books, and all the simple little pleasures in life I've been putting on hold.
And you. Quality, thesis-worry-free alone time with you.
Inspiration #2: The Things I Look Forward To
My family's collective sigh of relief and beam of pride. A graduation ceremony (or two), after five long years. Having a sablay of my own. My dream job, or any good job for that matter. Money I don't have to mooch from my parents. A puppy, come December.
And you. More freedom, more resources, more time to spend with you.
I'm writing these down because hope is elusive, time is going too fast, and things are looking scary. If I can't do this improbable task for the heck of self-pride and a sense of achievement, the next best thing would be doing it for my dreams. (Thesis speak: when intrinsic motivation fails, extrinsic motivation acts as a pretty decent backup).
I promise to finish this thesis by next month and live happily soon after.
Anyone who'll try to tell me how college is so easy compared to "real life" can kick themselves on my behalf. You've probably never met my thesis adviser.